Book review and giveaway: Double Identity

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Double Identity,
by Alison Morton
Pulcheria Press
Published on 1/7/2021
338 pages

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I enjoyed how the Double Identity opens, with its dramatic scene: when Mélisend (Mel) wakes up one cold November morning in London, her boyfriend Gérard is next to her in bed, but he has been murdered. Obviously, she’s the main suspect!

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Book review: When All Light Fails

When All Light Fails

When All Light Fails,
(Ryan DeMarco Mystery #5)
by Randall Silvis
Poisoned Pen Press
400 pages


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The very last pages of No Woods So Dark as These (Ryan DeMarco Mystery #4) were quite shocking with what happened then to Ryan.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet read volume 4 and are planning to, maybe it’s not the best time to read my review of When All Light Fails. Because of the topic, there’s no way I can go around it. Click to continue reading

Book review and giveaway: People Like Them

People Like Them

People Like Them
by Samira Sedira
Translated by 
Lara Vergnaud
Penguin Books
Published on 7/6/2021
Des gens comme eux
was first published in French in 2020
192 pages
Suspense/Thriller/Literary fiction


As Covid related restrictions loosen up, many tourists are going to head for France, and for good reasons, as it’s a wonderful place to visit for a few days or a few weeks, with great landscape, delicious food, and tasty wine. However, daily life for a lot of French people is far from the rosy glimpses caught by the average tourist. Several recent novels, like Summer of Reckoning, by Marion Brunet,  have even shown how dark it can get.

This is definitely the case with People Like Them, as Samira Sedira bases her story on a tragedy that happened in 2003, with a quintuple murder.

VERDICT:  With a solid social background, this French thriller offers a study on human nature. When normal people we know commit terrible crimes, are we totally innocent ourselves?

Please go to Criminal Element to read my full review.


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Any other good thriller with solid social content?