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Grist Mill Road (Macmillan USA)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Couldn't Engage

I tried to like this book but it just didn't happen for me. In 1982 three youngsters are out for the day, on their bikes, playing like most children did. They are just on that cusp between being children  & seeing playing games as beneath them. Hannah gets tied to a tree and shot with a BB gun by Matthew. Patrick doesn't try to stop it. This is quite a gruesome opening to the book and is described in deta ...

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The Forgotten Room: a gripping, chilling thriller that will have you hooked (HQ Digital)

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

Well Construced Plot

Maura Lyle takes up a post as a nurse for an elderly gentleman, Gordon Henderson. He lives in a crumbling manor with just a daily cleaner for company. Although Gordon is not a particularly nice man & the manor is not a welcoming house, the job is not difficult. Just over the fields a new estate is being built on what was once the land belonging to the manor. That is until unearthed bones stop the work. Grad ...

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The Silent Girls (Carina)

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

Well Constructed - Great Read

Edie returns to Coronation Square to clear out her Aunt's house. It was a place of mixed memories from her childhood - her gentle Uncle Dickie who liked to make clockwork toys, her fearsome Grandmother Beatie and her strange Aunt Dolly. Edie has more recent memories she is also trying to escape as she finishes the split from her abusive husband. The house is disgusting - filled from top to bottom with rubbi ...

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Another Mother (Bloodhound Books)

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

Slow Start but Interesting Read

Lu is a young lady whose life has stalled. She gives up her dead end job and, following the sudden accidental death of her Mother, is at a loose end. Her days revolve around supporting her Father and supposedly looking for jobs. A chance comment by a helpful neighbour sets her on a trail to find her birth mother. Once contact has been made, Lu seems prepared to settle for a while in the quiet Cornish villag ...

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The Retreat (Thomas & Mercer)

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

An Excellent Read

I have read several of Mark Edwards books including the well known Magpies & Follow You Home. I found his previous work to be well constructed & complex thrillers full of suspense. This book is no exception. Set in rural Wales, Lucas comes to stay at Julia's home which is a writer's retreat. Lucas has one bestseller under his belt and is desperate not to be a one hit wonder. Julia is attempting to recover ...

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Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites (Walker Studio) (Walker Studio)

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

Lift the Flaps - Always a Favourite

Lift the flap books are great favourites with young children - and even older ones! Children love the opportunity to slowly lift the flap & discover what is underneath - even if they know the book well. This is an excellent medium for teaching children colours, numbers and in this book, opposites. On each page there is a dog. Underneath the flap is the opposite - short dog/long dog, right-way-up dog/upside ...

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The Story Keeper (Tinder Press)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Dull - Some Inconsistancies

Audrey arrives on Skye in 1857 to help an elderly lady collect the local folk stories. This is a harsh & cruel environment. The recent clearances are fresh in people's minds whilst they seek to scrabble a pitiful survival on barren land. The local folk tales are harsh with fairies of the more traditional malicious sort rather than the storybook fairies they have become today. A girl goes missing, another is ...

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Stick and Fetch Investigate (Stick and Fetch Adventures) (Walker Books)

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

A Hapless Pair

This is a children's  detective story which is full of misunderstandings & humour. Sally & her dog, Fetch, set out to solve mysteries only to discover that they weren't really mysteries in the first place! This is a great book for youngsters who are quite new to reading more advanced stories for themselves - around 7/8 years old. There are three individual stories in the book which breaks it down into man ...

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A Secret History of Witches (Orbit)

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

Interesting Slow Burner

This is the story of a family line of 5 women. Five women who just so happen to be witches. We begin in 1821 in France when the family are forced to flee from witchunters in France. The story continues through the generations to the end of the 1940s in England. I very much enjoyed this book. It started with suspense and action with the family fleeing the witchunters in France. However, after that the book ...

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Snap: ‘The best crime novel I’ve read in a very long time’ Val McDermid (Black Swan)

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

Great Start

Jack and his two sisters wait in the car for their Mother to come back. The car had broken down and she had walked up the hardshoulder to the phone to get help. She never comes back. Several years on we meet the family again. Jack is struggling to keep them together and has turned to a life of crime until one day he sees something in a house that sets him on a path to find his Mother's killer. I really enj ...

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The Cult on Fog Island (The Cult on Fog Island Trilogy, Book 1) (HQ)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bland with Poor Description

Sofia is just coming out of a difficult relationship & vulnerable when she first meets Franz Oswald. She loves his New Age theories and takes up the offer of a job creating the library at the commune that Oswald has set up. However the tranquility is soon shattered as outsiders question the cult and strange happenings lead Sofia to question her decision to live in the commune. The major problem with this i ...

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Poor Lamb, Poor Lamb (Cedar Walk )

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

Interesting Family History

Francis Lynham is an orphan with both parents dying before he was old enough to think about it. He grew up in a home run by Nuns and later a boys home run by monks. This is not, however, a tale of his abuse as he considered himself one of the lucky ones. Francis thought he was an orphan until the day a stranger knocks on his door claiming to be his sister. She hands him some paperwork detailing their famil ...

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