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Max Seventeen (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

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

Twisty and entertaining

This is sort of science fiction. It is sort of romance. It is a bit of a suspense novel. In places it is very, very funny. It also has some interesting things to say about what it means to be female. All of this is wrapped up in an action packed and fast moving adventure story with our two heroes Riley and Max who end up on a space ship with no one they trust trying to keep alive ...

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The Scarlet Sisters: My nanna‚Äôs story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames (Ebury Press)

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

Very readable memoir - emotional in places

This is a family memoir of one woman's investigation into the lives of her grandmother and her sisters. The family aren't particularly unusual or notable but they are a normal working class family and the book is stronger because of that. The author switches between her own life and that of her family and although her own struggles are interesting, at times sad, and often relevant ...

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The Sorceress and the Postgraduate (Matador)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Poor Plot & Characters

I loved the concept of this book - a 15th century sorceress, Constance, is hidden in a bottle to escape death. The idea is that she is freed in a short period of time. Things don't go to plan and she is entombed until the 21st century. Freed by a postgraduate student, Darcy, together they both head off on a series of adventures. What an excellent idea for a book and it is that alone which allows this a two ...

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The Wolves of Winter (HQ)

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

Feel the Cold of a Yukon Winter

There are a large number of post-apocalyptic books on the market at the moment. I have to confess that they are fast becoming one of my favourite genres. This is quite a simple post-apocalyptic book in the sense that we are several years down the line. We know about the nuclear explosion & the following flu but that is merely background. We don't actually live through the events or their recent aftermath. ...

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Never Go There: a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget (Hodder Paperbacks)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Good twist at the End - Unpleasant Characters

Following the death of her husband Nuala visits the village he came from. James had always told her to never go there but Nuala goes all the same. She is hoping to find a level of understanding from James' Mother. She actually discovers that James wasn't the man she thought he was. The concept of this book was good. I liked the ideal that Nuala was going to discover a totally different man to the man she t ...

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Because I Was Lonely: Lock the door and turn off your phone for this gripping psychological suspense (RedDoor Publishing)

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

Interesting Book - Poor Ending

Rachel is stuck in a spiral of sleepless nights and nappies and descending into deep depression and mental health problems. Her husband David is not providing the support she needs. Adam had a life changing event which caused serious mental health problems with obsessional behaviour and feels very alone despite a wife and two teenage children. The two find each other on Facebook and a friendship turns into ...

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The Whaleboat House (HarperCollins)

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

Quiet and thoughtful

This is not a mystery thriller even though it starts with the body of a rich woman being fished out of the sea by a fisherman in postwar Long Island. The book does concentrate on the efforts of the fisherman, Conrad Laborde, and the local deputy police chief, Tom Hollis, to find out what had happened but it isn't a suspense novel and if you read it as such you will find it slow pa ...

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Dhampir (Noble Dead Saga 1) (Orbit)

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

Very enjoyable

This enjoyable adventure fantasy novel is set in a pseudo-Medieval world. Magiere and her partner Leesil are con artists who cheat villages out of their money by pretending to be vampires and then by hunting down the imaginary and non-existent creatures and "killing" them. It isn't a very nice thing to do which didn't start the novel in an ideal way for me but soon the two are rep ...

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Forgotten Fatherland: The search for Elisabeth Nietzsche (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)

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

An excellent read

I suffered a bit reading this book because I am completely unaware of what Nietzsche wrote or believed (although I knew the name I had absolutely no idea what century he wrote in). I am not particularly interested in philosophy but I wanted to read this book because I do like these microhistories of things that I didn't know anything about and which are slightly quirky. I am very ...

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The Family Next Door (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

Deeper Than It Seems

Does anyone really know what goes on behind closed doors? Is that perfect family you see in the street as perfect as they seem - probably not. Pleasant Court is in an Australian suburb. It lives up to its name being a nice place for young families to live. Ange, Fran and Essie all have young families and seemingly ideal lives. In moves Isabelle. A single woman with no children. Just why would she want to l ...

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The Half Sister (Canongate Books)

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

Complex Relationships

Diana and Valerie are estranged half sisters who are drawn together for their Mother's funeral. Diana in an uncharacteristic fit of familial compassion invites Valerie & her son, Mikey, to stay for the night after the funeral. This sets in motion a string of events which has its roots in the half-sister's childhood. This is a complex book about emotions and how people see things so differently. Diana and V ...

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Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends Trilogy) (HarperCollins)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Didn't quite work for me

This is a fantasy novel featuring twins Moira and Ashlyn who have a special role in their village because of their empathy with the spirits of the dead. They have been trained from birth to perform these roles but in this first year of undertaking them on their own strange things happen followed by a massacre in their village and the disappearance of their children. The twins are ...

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