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BOOK REVIEW – Driven by James Sallis

By Marty Mulrooney

Driven James Sallis

Driven is an American crime novel written by James Sallis. It is the sequel to his 2005 novel Drive, which was recently made into a critically acclaimed major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling. Shifting location from L.A. to Phoenix, the story picks up seven years after Driver finished his revenge spree against those who double-crossed him. Now calling himself Paul West and running a successful business, he is suddenly drawn back into the life of violence he thought he had left behind when his fiancée is brutally murdered on a hot Saturday morning.

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BOOK REVIEW – Killer Move by Michael Marshall

By Marty Mulrooney

Killer Move Michael Marshall

Killer Move is the latest psychological thriller from Michael Marshall, award-winning author of The Straw Men, The Intruders and Bad Things. Bill Moore has a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a huge house and a wife he is madly in love with. Bill is a man with a plan. Then one day, he finds a strange card on his desk. It’s black on both sides, with just one word printed in white: MODIFIED. Suddenly, Bill’s life is turned completely upside down…

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BOOK REVIEW – Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

By Marty Mulrooney

Floodland

Floodland is a children’s fantasy novel published by Orion Children’s Books in 2000. The debut novel of Marcus Sedgwick, it won the Branford Boase Award in 2001 for being an outstanding first published novel. Having recently reviewed Sedwick’s latest book White Crow, I decided it would be interesting to start at the beginning and see how Floodland holds up ten years later.

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