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Book Review – GONE by Lisa Gardner

Book Review – GONE by Lisa Gardner

BOOK RATING: The Writing 3 / 5 ;  The Story 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Gone (The Book Depository), Gone (Amazon) Book Synopsis Ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy has just been thrown into his worst nightmare. A car has been found abandoned,…

Four Fast Reviews – Peters, Marquez, Unger and Fluke

Four Fast Reviews – Peters, Marquez, Unger and Fluke

When my reviews outstanding hit four I have decided I just have to stop procrastinating on the perfect way to describe my feelings about the books and post my thoughts quickly otherwise I will never keep up with my reading pile! So…

SHIVA’S ARMS by Cheryl Snell, Book Review + Author Interview

SHIVA’S ARMS by Cheryl Snell, Book Review + Author Interview

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Shiva’s Arms (Amazon), Shiva’s Arms (The Book Depository) BOOK SYNOPSIS: Is there a happy medium between Hindu tradition and American style, or does the battle of wills between a…

SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE by Francis Durbridge

SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE by Francis Durbridge

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Vintage mystery. This little tale by Francis Durbridge was a delightful audiobook to listen to. The narrator Anthony Head does a marvellous job conveying the…

NO THOROUGHFARE by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins

NO THOROUGHFARE by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Captivating. This story was originally written as a play, and perhaps because of that has a succinctness that I found very enjoyable. At only 134 pages (PDF)…

TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE by Mary Higgins Clark

TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE by Mary Higgins Clark

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 3 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Intricate and compelling. This is the first Mary Higgins Clark that I’ve read and I’ve found her to be a skilled story crafter. The subjects…

DIRTY LITTLE ANGELS by Christopher Tusa

DIRTY LITTLE ANGELS by Christopher Tusa

BOOK REVIEW: Compelling. Tusa’s debut novel Dirty Little Angels is gritty, and really something out of the ordinary. I usually find myself propelled through a book because I can empathise with the characters or find some parallel to my own…

THE FRONT by Patricia Cornwell

THE FRONT by Patricia Cornwell

BOOK REVIEW : Having read this book, my first ever from Cornwell, I’m somewhat perplexed. I’d heard great things about this author, and this wasn’t at all what I had expected. To begin with, this is the shortest book I…

PANTS ON FIRE by Maggie Alderson

PANTS ON FIRE by Maggie Alderson

BOOK REVIEW : In this story Alderson introduces a diverse mix of outrageous, larger than life characters – in locations ranging from the streets of Sydney’s Kings Cross to the pristine Australian Outback. The flaw in some chick lit these…

KILL STORY by Jerome Doolittle

KILL STORY by Jerome Doolittle

BOOK REVIEW : This story just was not as interesting as I expected from the blurb. The best thing about the book was Doolittle’s leading man, Tom Bethany – an appealing character, part hired gun with a shady past, part…

KICK BACK by Val McDermid

KICK BACK by Val McDermid

My new favourite private-eye! McDermid has created a wonderfully real and feisty female character in Kate Brannigan PI – she has no fear and is not afraid to call a spade a spade. This story rockets along with mystery and…