It's more than a month since I posted links to my new reviews at Euro Crime, so here are the book reviews that have gone up during September:
Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid. "It's a perfect holiday or weekend piece of light reading (despite the dark central theme) that leaves plenty of issues to ponder after the last page is turned."
Back to the Coast by Saskia Noort, "an excellent little thriller, an easy read that can be raced through in a couple of hours and that leaves a haunting impression."
Close-Up by Esther Verhoef : "if you like your crime fiction suspenseful, erotically romantic, tense and pacy, this is definitely a book for you."
The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin, "a wonderful book, framed as the story of a wooden house, Eel Point, on the coast of the small island of Oland, Sweden – an island where the population is small and the old traditions continue. The house has a long, tragic history associated with the building of the two lighthouses on the nearby rocks, shipwrecks and various residents. The brief stories of these old tragedies are told in short sections interleaving the book's chapters, showing how Eel Point has become regarded today as haunted. The reader is never sure whether the ghosts are real, or to what extent the house's sad, cruel past is influencing current events."