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BOOK REVIEW – Found by Harlan Coben

By Marty Mulrooney

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Found by Harlan Coben is the third book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels, following on from Shelter (which Alternative Magazine described as “a gripping little thriller than should be bought and read as soon as possible, regardless of the reader’s age”) and Seconds Away (“a highly pleasing sequel that is also a taut little thriller in its own right”). As the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter continue to thicken, Mickey Bolitar is drawn into a series of personal investigations that may not be as unrelated at they first appear…

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BOOK REVIEW – Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

By Marty Mulrooney

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Seconds Away is the follow-up to the 2011 novel Shelter by Harlan Coben (Tell No One). Written for young adults but still accessible to older readers too – the main protagonist of both books is Mickey Bolitar, nephew of former basketball player turned sports agent Myron Bolitar, whom many of Coben’s regular fans will be familiar with – this highly anticipated sequel delves deeper still into the world of the mysterious Abeona Shelter, as three unlikely teenage heroes try to solve an ongoing murder investigation and hunt down the Butcher of Lodz…

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BOOK REVIEW – I Don’t Want To Kill You by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Don’t Want To Kill You by Dan Wells is the third and final book in the John Cleaver trilogy. Protagonist John Cleaver finally has Mr Monster under control. Taking place a short time after the events of the previous book, John has become obsessed with hunting down an elusive female demon known only as Nobody and will stop at nothing to kill her. The scariest 16-year-old sociopathic mortician in modern literature is back and this time, he means business.

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BOOK REVIEW – Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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