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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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Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien Slug Invasion Panic (Pirate Mcsnottbeard 2) (Walker Books)

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

Mad-Cap Action

This is one of those totally crazy, action filled books that junior school children just love. It is full of total silliness, plenty of action & lots of laughs - and grimaces! This is book two in the series but it can quite easily be read as a stand alone book. Emilie and Will are searching for their parents - a fact which can be missed amongst the action of robots, vegetables & computer games not to menti ...

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The Angel's Mark: A gripping historical thriller for fans of C. J. Sansom (Corvus)

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

Flowing Plot

This is a well plotted Elizabethan "detective" thriller. Nicholas Selby wonders about the marks he sees on a dead body during an autopsy. His interest is further heightened when another body is pulled from the river with the same marks. Will anyone listen to what he has to say or will they disregard him as his life crumbles around him? I really enjoyed this book. It is a bit different from the run of the ...

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The Secret: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller (Bookouture)

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

A Good Read

Alice is scared to leave her flat. She struggles to even go out to buy food. Her sister Louise, on the other hand, is a seemingly successful business woman with an 8 year old son, Archie. Archie isn't quite  as settled as an 8 year old boy ought to be. Archie has a secret. This is a well constructed and interesting thriller with an interesting twist at the end. Although I wouldn't say there was a signific ...

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Women of the Dunes (Atria Books)

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

Well Researched - Beautiful Description

This book is set in the beautiful and wild west of Scotland. There are three threads - a 9th century Viking woman, a 19th century housemaid and a modern day woman. Their stories are told as the threads are woven through the book. I really enjoyed this book. The author's description is excellent and I got a real sense of the wildness and remote coast of Scotland. The setting is beautifully described and I f ...

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The Girl in the Letter: The most gripping, heartwrenching page-turner of the year (Review)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Didn't Like the Main Character

Sam Harper reads a letter detailing a young pregnant mother's life in a Mother/Baby home in the 1960s. Run by Nuns the letter describes the appalling conditions. This starts Sam on the trail of a story to discover what happened to the author, Ivy, and the other residents of the home. There are several books with a similar content around at the moment. The unveiling of these appalling mother & baby homes in ...

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