Reviews by Maggie Boyd

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The Gilded Wolves

Combining the cleverness and action of a heist movie with a touch of fantasy and whole lot of charm,  The Gilded Wolves is a story of colonialism, power and corruption. But mostly, it’s a tale of friendship and finding a place for ourselves in a world that has no room for us.# When God destroy ...

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The Guy Who Died Twice

Lisa Gardner’s D. D. Warren is one of my favorite detectives and this short story contains all the elements that have lofted her to that elevated position. Humorous, clever and intriguing, The Guy Who Died Twice presents D.D. with her ‘strangest case’ ever. This is number 9.5 in the series ...

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Nightchaser

Amanda Bouchet starts off a brand-new space opera saga with Nightchaser, the first book in the Nightchaser series. Tess Bailey is no petty thief. She’s a space age Robin Hood who’s just pulled off the greatest heist of her life: the theft of a secret lab creating super-soldiers for the Galact ...

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The Boy

There is an old saying: ‘Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.’ Tami Hoag’s The Boy is a dark, gritty mystery that highlights how keeping a secret often involves making sure that everyone else who knows it is, indeed, dead. This is Hoag’s second book featuring Annie Broussard and ...

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Hunting Annabelle

Hunting Annabelle is a début psychological thriller which examines the struggles a young Korean American wages against the dark desires of his soul. Sean Suh spends his day at a place called Four Corners, a location he calls “a cheap Disneyland rip-off”. He likes to draw the people wandering th ...

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First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story

Sweet, candid and poignant First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story is part biography, part love story, part cultural narrative and altogether delightful. This charming tale of love not-so-American style does a fabulous job of introducing readers to the idea that not all romances ...

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Watching You

There can be no doubt that Lisa Jewell is one of the brightest gems of the current thriller market. Her latest release, Watching You, continues her tradition of writing chilling, engrossing reads that will keep you up late into the night. Joey Mullen has just arrived back in England with a new hu ...

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Someone to Trust

Someone to Trust is the fifth book of Mary Balogh’s Westcott series. It presents us with a delightful hero and heroine who have both dealt with difficult emotional and personal issues over the last few years and are finally at a place where they feel ready for love and marriage. While the novels w ...

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Dragonshadow

Dragonshadow is the sequel to last year’s popular Pride and Prejudice inspired fantasy romance novel, Heartstone. Picking up shortly after the end of Heartstone, Dragonshadow offers a deeper look at the magical kingdom of Arle and their dangerous enemies: the vicious Tekari and the mysterious Els. ...

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The Lying Woods

What happens when it turns out your father is a liar and cheat on a colossal scale? The Lying Woods takes a look at this difficult subject through the eyes of a young man about to discover that the past has a way of catching up with everyone. Owen Foster’s family has long been in the oil busine ...