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The Boy in the Shadows, by Carl-Johan Vallgren


Translated from Swedish, this is a complex thriller with many interwoven plots. It takes place mostly in Stockholm, so the large number of Swedish place names and names of Swedish characters give it an additional complexity similar to reading a … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Daughter, by Iris Johansen


Pandora’s Daughter combines cloak and dagger, CIA and child traffickers with an ancient ledger that contains the names of an entire lineage with various psychic abilities dating back to the Inquisition in Spain. The main foursome are a  young woman doctor Megan Blair,Grady — a sort … Continue reading

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Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins


I have to admit that I did not enjoy the much awaited Mockingjay as much as I thought I would. Perhaps part of it was that my life has gotten very hectic and I haven’t had as much time to … Continue reading

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