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Play with Fire, Careful not to Get Burned: Review of Windcatcher by A.J. Norfield @AJNorfield

windcatcher
Title: Windcatcher (Book 1)
Author: A.J. Norfield
Publisher: Lowsea Publishing
Date of publication: February 29th 2016
Format: Digital Review Copy
Number of pages: 386
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Far away from home, under the command of his brother, Raylan and his squad must retrieve an ancient relic stolen from their kingdom’s trading partner—the Tiankong Empire.

Traveling deep into unknown enemy territory to complete their mission, Raylan learns that the ancient relic holds unexpected life; a creature buried in legends, one not seen in their world for more than two hundred years.

With their enemies closing in, Raylan and his friends search, desperately, for a safe way home. Danger lurks around every corner: Warriors larger than any man, predators stalking them through the night and soldiers determined to hunt them down. Leaving them all little choice, except to keep moving as they strategically plot—and skillfully fight—their way back to those awaiting their return.

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Lots of Ex- | Book Review of Exquisite by Sarah Stovell @OrendaBooks @Sarahlovescrime

I have been holding myself back from sharing this review earlier, but all I want to do is talk about this book! The time has come, I am unleashing the beast and all the stars!

exquisiteTitle: Exquisite
Author: Sarah Stovell
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: June 2017
Format: Advanced Copy Paperback
Number of pages: 300
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bo Luxton has it all—a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers’ retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops. Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

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The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto @OrendaBooks @HiekkapeltoKati @countertenorist

the defenceless
Title: The Defenceless
Author: Kati Hiekkapelto
Translator: David Hackston
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: 2015
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 320
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilling, disturbing, and terrifyingly believable, an extraordinary thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction

When an old man is found dead on the road—seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair—police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she’s led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs, and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life. Anna’s partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members—and the police themselves. Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted. As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko.

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