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House of the Hanged (Harper)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Creates an excellent atmosphere but the characters are not very well developed

It is the 1930s and Tom lives on the Riviera in a relaxed style which hides the fact that in the past he was a spy and heavily involved in Russia. When an attempt is made on his life he has to maintain the façade but also try to find out what is happening and prevent it affecting his friends and especially his beloved god-daughter. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

Vicious (Titan Books)

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

A very unusual book

Victor and Eli are at university together. As part of their studies they start looking at people who have developed extraordinary/super human abilities and what might have caused this. They find a way that may develop these abilities in themselves and Eli tries it first - their relationship will never be the same again and Victor will spend the next few years in prison. Released, ...

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Cold Kill: Monkeewrench Book 7 (Penguin)

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

A murder with deep roots

The authors return to the same characters for their seventh outing and it is very enjoyable to meet with them again. If you read the series from the beginning, and I encourage you to do so, you will see that the characters have changed and developed, especially the central couple of Grace and Magozzi. This book includes Magozzi's partner Gino and Grace's colleagues in Monkeewrench ...

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My Imaginary Friends (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Amusing

This is a story about Jackson and his lead up to going to school. Jackson has three imaginary friends - Mr Bomp, Dookandat and Hardigadeez. Jackson has lots of fun with his imaginary friends who encourage him and stop him feeling lonely. At the end Jackson starts school and begins to make friends. As he does new things his imaginary friends fade into the background. This is written as a chapter b ...

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Kancil the Mouse Deer (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Bright & Eye Catching

This is a lovely little Indonesian/Malaysian folk tale about the little Mouse Deer, Kancil. He gets caught by Harimou the tiger and tries to trick him to get free. It is very reminiscent of Aesops Fables. This is a beautiful book with vibrant and eye catching illustrations on every page opening. The writing is an excellent size so that ...

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Blind Faith (Black Swan)

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

Very funny in places

This book is a satire and is written to hold much of our modern lives up to ridicule - in that it certainly succeeds and it also manages to be extremely funny in places as well. It’s about the social media phenomenon and our current desire to live very much in public - the concept that we have to share everything about our lives and that privacy or the wish to keep secrets is ra ...

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Death of a Dormouse (Harper)

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

Discarding the dormouse to face the future

The book I read was a standalone by this excellent crime novelist and the dormouse was the main character Trudi, a woman who has lost her husband and finds that she has to become a very different person as she finds out all sorts of unexpected things about him. As she does this she becomes a very different person from the dormouse which is how she and others previously saw her. Th ...

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The Demon King (The Seven Realms Series, Book 1): 1/3 (Harper Voyager)

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

A young adult fantasy - not very original but entertaining enough

This is young adult fantasy and I have to say that it isn't wildly original but I did enjoy this story of two young people beginning to come into their power. It is obvious, however, that it is the start of a series and the story doesn't resolve itself in this book although the ending wasn't a cliffhanger - you will need to read more to find out what happened. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

The End of Temperance Dare: A Novel (Lake Union Publishing)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Started Well with a Poor Ending

Eleanor Harper is heading for her first day as the new director of the Cliffside Arts Foundation. The previous director, Penelope Dare, was the last of the family who set up the retreat for people to work for a set period on a particular arts project be it writing, painting, photography or anything similar. As Eleanor settles into Cliffside House she becomes aware of a few strange goings on - noises in the ...

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Fingersmith (Virago Press Ltd)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

A complex and clever novel

This is a complex and surprising historical novel which kept me engaged all the way through. The story starts with Sue who is a thief and an orphan with a mysterious past who lives with a "family" of similar characters in a Victorian slum. Her mentor/mother figure Mrs Sucksby "farms" babies and other members o ...

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The Kept Woman: (Will Trent Series Book 8) (The Will Trent Series) (Century)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

A gripping read - especially if you already know the characters

You really mustn't start here if you are new to Karin Slaughter's novels because this book assumes a lot of prior knowledge so that you can follow the relationships between characters. In this novel the author has joined together her series featuring Sara Linton ( a doctor) and Will Trent (an Atlanta Detective) by moving Sara to Atlanta, having her start a relationship with Will, ...

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The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings) (Piatkus)

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

A saga of a dysfunctional and self-destructive family

This is very much the second instalment in a family saga and you are best served to have read "The Bourbon Kings" before tackling this one. It is also worth noting that this novel moves the overall story arc onwards but leaves a lot of stuff unresolved at the end - it is a serial rather than a series. This means that we now have to wait for the next book to be published to find ou ...

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