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Flying Tips for Flightless Birds (Walker Books)

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

Great Read for Young Teenagers

Birdie and Finch are twins and a double act. At school they stand out from the crowd together. On the trapeze they fly together through the air. Bullied for being different they get through because they are a double act. However, at 14 this is the time when children start to grow up in slightly different ways - how do they come to terms with this and with the biggest separation of their lives? I really enj ...

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Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Walker Books)

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

Fast Moving

Think Indiana Jones with a touch of junior James Bond. The Atlas family are being hunted by the police whilst also attempting to scupper the plans of the People of the Snake. Unsurprisingly things get a little hairy & complicated. I love the Jake Atlas books. Although the family are not quite a "normal " family, they do have normal squabbles and get on each others nerves. However when the crunch comes they ...

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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore Series Book 2) (Gateway)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Beautifully written but a bit slow in places

Memer is brought up by the Waylord who is idolised by the ordinary people but a marked man in a city overcome by invaders. He maintains a library despite the local suspicion about words and books. As war comes to the city Memer, the Waylord and her friends (including two from the first/companion book in the series) have to work out what to do and how to save their writt ...

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The Face of Death (Hodder Paperbacks)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Very enjoyable if more than slightly preposterous !

You really need to read this book after the first one in the series because the back story for Smoky and her FBI team is so important. In this story the team are called to a killing where the most important witness will only speak to Smoky because she feels that only she can understand what is going on and will take it seriously. What then happens is that the team each ...

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Prey (Piatkus)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

Not very good

This was a pretty average suspense novel that could have been so much better. Angie runs a mountain guide operation but is losing business to Dare who has come into the area and taking most of the business. She hates him with a vengeance at the start of the book but because she rather fancies him she actually forgets this ha ...

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The Blood Singer: A Haden Church Supernatural Thriller ()

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

Great Book - Shame Only a Novella

Haden is different. He is a young adult working for the Ministry of Wraiths to track down evil. When a worried Grandmother approaches Haden concerning her Granddaughter, Haden and his sidekick Moses are the only people able to help. The first thing to make readers aware of is that this is only a novella and not a full length novel. I was quite cross about this as I had invested a lot in the story line, cha ...

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Blood-Tied (Esme Quentin Mystery) (Silverwood Books)

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

Reasonable

Esme's sister Elizabeth is attacked and left in a coma. As Esme seeks to find out why she unearths a decades old mystery. I enjoyed this book & found its story telling perfectly adequate though not special. It is an ideal light read verging on a cozy crime style book. The characters were not as well developed as I felt they could have been. We do get dribs and drabs of Esme's past but I never felt that an ...

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The Love of a Family (Orion)

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

Detailed Characters

I have read a great number of Rebecca Shaw's books over the years; in particular her Turham Malpas series. This is a stand alone book which definitely lived up to my expectations of this author. Graham and Myra are in a middle aged rut. They have drifted apart and their lives have become very predictable. Their closeness has gone and it isn't just separate bedrooms but separate lives. Then Graham's brother ...

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Trust No One: I Am Pilgrim meets Orphan X in this explosive thriller. You won't be able to put it do (Michael Joseph)

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

Loved It

This book reminded me of "The Da Vinci Code". Not because of the subject matter nor because they shared the same author. Rather because loving the Da Vinci Code is a bit of a guilty secret of mine. Loving this book will also be a bit of a guilty secret! This is reasonably well written though not perfect. There are a few stray ends and plot holes. Although Sara is three dimensional many of the supporting c ...

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The Accusation (Head of Zeus)

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

Mother & Daughter Relationship

Neil & Eve are in the final stages of adopting little Milly who is almost 5. They live in the beautiful Lake District where Eve manages community projects and a local park and Neil heads sixth form at  a local college. Just some box ticking & their family will be complete. Then there is Joan. The mother-in-law from hell. I very much enjoyed this book. It dealt with the very tricky topic of difficult mothe ...

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The Clockmaker (Matador)

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

Truly Gothic with Menacing Undertones

Annette and her young son are going to live in Scotland in the childhood home of Annette's husband, Gordon. It is just after WWII and Gordon has been killed in the war. They meet a strange, elderly gentleman who (in true gothic style) is not what he seems........ I must issue a warning to all prospective readers. This is the sort of book that leaves you with just as many questions at the end as at the begi ...

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The Book of Dirt (Text Publishing Company)

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

Emotional but also Confusing

Who was Jakub Rand and just what did he do during WWII? This is a grandson's quest to discover the real Jakub Rand. This is a real enigma of a book. In one way it is powerful and moving and yet in another it is confusing and complicated. There are several threads throughout this book some covering different characters and others the same characters at different points in their history. The book chops an ...

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