Tag Archives: Thriller

Lost World Of Patagonia by Dane Hatchell

I’ll say from the outset:  I didn’t have high expectations of this novel, but it managed to surprise me with a high level of entertainment.  It’s subtitled A Dinosaur Thriller, and the plot is simple.  Rare and valuable red diamonds are … Continue reading

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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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Pompeii by Robert Harris

I was curious how Robert Harris would write a novel about the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii.  Could he make it interesting?  How would he go about it? I’m a sucker for apocalyptic movies.  I … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston

The great thing about book challenges, is sometimes you venture out of your normal reading genre in order to find a book that fits the challenge.  That’s exactly what caused me to choose Tyrannosaur Canyon.  I needed a book with … Continue reading

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The Child Thief by Dan Smith

The year is 1930 and the location is the western Ukraine of the Soviet Union.  Luka is a former soldier turned farmer, trying to quietly raise his family in a small town far removed from the political turmoil that is … Continue reading

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City Of Women by David R. Gillham

I loved this novel of Berlin during World War II.  David Gillham does a great job portraying the lives of women in 1943 Berlin.  The main character, Sigrid Schröder, is the wife of German soldier, who works an office job … Continue reading

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The Twelve by Justin Cronin

A few years ago I read Justin Cronin’s first novel in his vampire apocalypse trilogy, The Passage, and loved it.  It was only a matter of time before I picked up the sequel, The Twelve.  The premise is basically a … Continue reading

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