Search Results: "Susan Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUL OF DISCRETION by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Graphic depictions of sexual violence against children may turn the stomachs of even the most seasoned crime-fiction fans, and for a hero, Serrailler is decidedly unlikable."
Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler goes undercover in a highly secure prison to gather evidence in a child prostitution case in Hill's latest series installment (A Question of Identity, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF IDENTITY by Susan Hill
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"More slow burn than thrill ride, with the real interest in the characters and the concealment of Keyes' true identity."
The murder of an old woman in a rest home finds DCI Serrailler tracking a killer. Read full book review >

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THE RISK OF DARKNESS by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"Disappointingly short on mystery, but fleshes out the provocative character of Serrailler, who one hopes will do more detecting next time."
A nightmarish case is at the center of Hill's third book starring DCI Simon Serrailler (The Pure in Heart, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LASSIE COME-HOME by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An irresistible treat for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The classic story of the faithful English collie is retold in a greatly simplified, attractively illustrated version for younger children. Read full book review >

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THE VOWS OF SILENCE by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Hill tackles Val McDermid territory with a bit more subtlety and a close look at love—how it begins, persists and ends—that may have readers turning to their significant others for a reassuring kiss."
A master planner, expert gunman and lovelorn loner becomes a serial killer. Read full book review >

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THE MIST IN THE MIRROR by Susan Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The eponymous mist seems to cloud the writing, and the meandering tale ends quickly with a conclusion that still seems obscure. Even if Monmouth doesn't deserve the truth, doesn't the loyal reader?"
The moody countryside wanderings of an adventurer Hill (A Question of Identity, 2013, etc.) sends on a glacially paced adventure in search of the truth about his hero. Read full book review >

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THE PURE IN HEART by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A gripping and unusual procedural focusing more on the characters' complex lives than the crimes. A must-read."
The disappearance of a small boy disorders the lives of many people. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF TRUST by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Though the many threads of the tale never fully come together, each throws new light on the ethics of death and dying. Fans and newcomers to Hill's series (The Vows of Silence, 2009, etc.) will appreciate the characters' deep humanity."
DCI Serrailler reopens an investigation of a missing girl when her body is found. Read full book review >

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THE VARIOUS HAUNTS OF MEN by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2007

Whatever you do, don't go clumping up the Hill. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION by Susan Hill
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Long on misty-eyed description, short on plot and character development, Hill's (King of Kings, 1993, etc.) treacly tales are illustrated with unappealing dark woodcuts, many of them too small. (Fiction. 5+)"
This single-author holiday anthology fairly drips with sugary nostalgia for a storybook version of an English Christmas. Read full book review >

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WHISTLE IN THE DARK by Susan Hill Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"The at times lyrical writing cannot compensate for the flawed history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A sadly flawed premise undermines Long's debut novel, early chapters of which won the Katherine Paterson prize. Read full book review >

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RUBY’S PERFECT DAY by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Ruby's previous adventures involving her group of assorted animal friends have a little more pizzazz than this quietly thoughtful tale, Ruby is still a charmer with a delightful world of her own, and the theme of satisfied solitude is an unusual one for this genre. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Charming little Ruby Raccoon returns for her third adventure for newly independent readers, illustrated with delightful watercolors of Ruby's forest home and surrounding meadows. Read full book review >