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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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Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

I don’t usually read thrillers, but I have to say Child 44 is exceptional.  Perhaps it’s the historical fiction loving side of me, perhaps it’s my fascination with political systems, but Tom Rob Smith’s book is gripping, informative, and a … Continue reading

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