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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

Swedish journalist and author David Lagercrantz was chosen by Stieg Larsson’s estate to extend the Millennium series with a fourth novel “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” which went on to receive terrific reviews and sold millions of copies. Lagercrantz is back with his second contribution to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series with the latest title “The Girl Who Takes an ...

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Dear Amy By Helen Callaghan

Dear Amy By Helen Callaghan

A local schoolgirl Katie Browne has been missing for weeks when Margot Lewis, a full time teacher and agony aunt of the ‘Dear Amy’ advice column in the local paper the Cambridge Examiner, receives a letter: Dear Amy, I’ve been kidnapped by a strange man. I don’t know where I am. Please help me, Bethan Avery In her role as ...

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Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

The truth is, we all tell lies. A few lies never hurt anyone right? Wrong! Paul Morris has a plan. It starts with hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there. Paul is actually broke and has just been evicted from his rented flat and now resides with his mother. Twenty years ago, he wrote a novel which received ...

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The Caller By Chris Carter

The Caller by Chris Carter

If you are looking for a disturbing and spine-tingling thriller, The Caller by Chris Carter fits the bill. But be warned. If you have a weak stomach, this book is not for you. Filled with grisly details of each murder, you will be left feeling shaken by the gore. After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a ...

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Her Every Fear By Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

London-based Kate Priddy experiences bouts of anxiety that often explodes into full-blown panic attacks after an abusive boyfriend beat her, locked her in a closet and then committed suicide by shooting himself. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston whom she has never met, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments for six months, Kate sets aside her apprehension and ...

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I See You

Clare Mackintosh’s “I See You”

I have not done much reading lately as I have been preoccupied with a venture of mine for the past few months. And about three weeks ago, I started experiencing tunnel vision in my right eye, the second time this has happened in my life. Though my right eye vision has improved, I am still having a mild vision distortion ...

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Is This A Rip-Off?

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Can this be considered a form of rip-off by book publishers and authors? I notice that some authors who have a couple of bestsellers under their belts have opted to increase the prices for their subsequent books very significantly. Maybe it is the publishers who are at fault and not the authors though I suspect both parties are in cahoots. ...

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A Step from Heaven by An Na

A Step from Heaven by An Na

I bought A Step from Heaven by An Na for only RM8 at Popular Bookstore in Miri recently. I have just finished reading it and having enjoyed the book, I think at RM8, the book is a real steal. A Step From Heaven is the story of a Korean family, narrated in the graceful and resonant voice of the female ...

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The Language of Dying

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough

I have just finished reading The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough. Even though it is a novella that is only 144 pages long, it took quite a while for me to finish it. I need to put the book aside from time to time to ponder on the harshness of life and human frailty. Here’s how the book opens: ...

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Wish Lanterns

Wish Lanterns by Alec Ash

Wish lanterns are released as a symbol of hope. These lanterns light up the night skies, symbolising that light can always be found during dark time. Wish Lanterns is also the title of the first book by Alex Ash, an Oxford graduate who first taught in a Tibetan village before moving to Beijing in 2008. Wish Lanterns is an apt ...

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