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Our Little Lies: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist (Bookouture)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Very Intense

This is a very intense psychological thriller. Marianne has a seemingly perfect life with her cardiologist husband, Simon, a teenager step daughter and six year old twins. She has a wonderful house, children at private school and everything she could want - or does she? The old saying about what goes on behind closed doors is very relevant. Marianne becomes paranoid when Simon lingers on a colleague's name, ...

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A House of Ghosts: A gripping murder mystery set in a haunted house (Zaffre)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Well Constructed - Enjoyed It

It is 1917 and WWI is still at its peak. Some plans have been leaked to the Germans and a house party is set up to discover who has been doing this. Donovan and Kate Cartwright have been sent to Blackwater Abbey to take part in this weekend house party. Also there are two mediums, Lord Highmount and his wife, Kate's parents and a shell shocked private and his doctor. Oh........and a large number of ghosts! ...

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The Labyrinth of the Spirits: From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind (Cemetery of For (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Love at First Page - I Was Hooked

I loved this book. I was gripped by it from start to finish. It is several years since I first read "Shadow of the Wind" and here we are several years & books later with exactly the same feeling. Set against the fascinating & complicated background of Franco's Spain this is a book which never stops. Alicia Gris is commission to find Valls, a missing government minister. What she actually finds is an amazin ...

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The Winter's Child (Legend Press)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Quite Slow

Joel went missing five years ago and has never been found. That event has left devastation in its wake as you would expect - a Mother for whom every day is still a quest for her son, lots of unanswered questions and a marriage that didn't survive. Sussannah has spent years seeking out psychics to help her find her son. As Susannah's mind becomes ever more unhinged the reader is left with her question - Is i ...

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The Fire Court: A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Ashes of London (HarperCollins)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Rather Slow Though Excellent Historical Background

Set just after the Great Fire of London this book follows on from "The Ashes of London". We meet again with James Marwood the slightly fussy son of a traitor. His elderly Father saw something that he really shouldn't have but James isn't sure exactly what and whether or not this hastened his Father's death. Meeting again with Cat Lovett, Marwood intends to find out exactly what is going on around The Fire C ...

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The Stranger Diaries (Quercus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Unusual Writing

Ella, an english teacher at the local comprehensive is murdered. Naturally the police investigate her department and friends. Clare Cassidy was her best friend and colleague in the english department. As the investigations progress Claire finds writing in her diary which isn't hers  and then there is another murder........ I am a big fan of Elly Griffiths work having read all the Stephens & Mephisto as we ...

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Freezing Point (After the Shift Book 1) ()

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Good Start to the Series

I read a fair number of post-apocalyptic books where the world has undergone a catastrophe  from plague, zombies, virus, economic collapse and so on. This book falls in the less common catagory of massive climate change. I found this quite refreshing though I think at times the author may have regretted making the permanent winter quite so permanent. The poles have shifted resulting in volcanoes errupting ...

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The Last Thing She Told Me: Sometimes even the deepest buried secrets will find their way to the sur (Quercus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Generally Well Written

When Nicola's Grandmother is dying she tells Nicola about babies buried at the bottom of the garden. At first Nicola thinks it is a dying woman's ramblings until curiosity gets the better of her. This is a tough story which centres around difficult subjects including abuse and the loss of a baby. It is good that these topics are being bought out into the open and talked about. Fiction is a good way to do t ...

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The Ice Maiden (Severn House Publishers Ltd)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

A Book of Two Halves

This is a book of two halves. In the first section of the book (not strictly a half by quantity) we meet Karina. Her husband has died at sea & she is starving on remote Desolation Island. She stows away on a ship thinking it will take her towards her sister in Amsterdam. When Karina is discovered & put to work in the galley she finds that the ship is not quite going where she thought. In the second half of ...

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The House Between Tides (Atria Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Good Description - Weak Main Character

Set in the Outer Hebrides, this book has excellent description of the wild landscape and weather. Hetty has inherited a house from a relative she barely knew existed. Escaping a difficult relationship in London she comes to see the place for herself. Running parallel to this modern story is the story of Beatrice. A newly wed young lady in the early twentieth century she is bought to this house by her husban ...

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White Rabbit, Red Wolf (Walker Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Well Constructed & Fast Moving Plot

Peter is anxious. He is anxious about almost everything. So when his mother is the victim of an assassination attempt and his twin sister, Bel,  disappears his world just implodes. This is a fast action book full of twists and conspiracy theories. Will Peter realise that he is stronger than he thinks? I loved this book and found it hard to put down. It is a fast moving book which kept my interest througho ...

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The Wonder of Us (Walker Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Not Enough Meat to the Plot

Riya and Abby are embarking on a European trip. They have been friends since the first day of school. However for the past year Riya has been living in Germany and Abby has been contending with her parents splitting up. They are getting older & having different world experiences. Can their friendship adapt and survive or will they just be too different? The story is taking place with a background of ever c ...

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