Book Reviews

Our website always features book reviews written by Oundle Library’s Crime Fiction Book Group. But we’re also happy to include reviews about general fiction or non-fiction titles. So why not write something for us about a book you’ve enjoyed? Send your review to us by email. 

Take a look below to see what we’ve been reading lately, and click through to a book review to find our Archive.

4 July 2020

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien

These novels were ground-breaking when they were first published in the 1960s. Now, sixty years later, they are still beautiful but rather terrible stories.

30 June 2020

What we read in June

More book recommendations from our Crime Fiction Book Group, plus details of which titles are available on the e-library …

19 June 2020

The Drifter by Nick Petrie

This is Nick Petrie’s award-winning debut novel, featuring ex-Marine, Peter Ash. A hero in the Jack Reacher mould, but different. 5-Stars!

15 June 2020

Hunted by Arne Dahl

Book 2 in Sam Berger series. Our reviewer thinks it might be easier to start with Book 1 but this is still a good read …

12 June 2020

Dorothy L. Sayers and
Jill Paton Walsh

It can’t be easy for an author to pick up and continue a series written by someone else. But even die-hard fans of Dorothy L. Sayers think Jill Paton Walsh succeeded with her four books featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane.

8 June 2020

Walk the Wire
by David Baldacci

Book 6 in the Amos Decker series, this is a murder/conspiracy story set in a fracking town in North Dakota. A complicated plot and a big cast of characters…

4 june 2020

The Man With No Face
by Peter May

A double-murder in Brussels and the only witness is an autistic child. Investigative journalist Neil Bannerman is sent to investigate.

1 june 2020

The Discworld Series
by Terry Pratchett

You don’t have to be a fan of Science Fiction or Fantasy novels to enjoy Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. They surely qualify as modern-classics.

28 May 2020

Inside Enemy by Alan Judd

Not too convoluted and not over-clever, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-read spy story.

25 May 2020

What we read in May

Nine books by eight different authors and only one which we’ve rated at less than 4-Stars. There are some interesting books here for you to try.


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