Books I have read in 2012 Part II

A Listmania! list by C. Bannister (Jersey, CI)
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Glasshopper (Myriad Editions)
1.  Glasshopper (Myriad Editions) by Isabel Ashdown
The list author says:
  "Debut novel about Jake a 13 year old boy and his mother Mary.  Tender moments, well observed with some huge secrets thrown in for good measure"
5.82   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series)
2.  A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series) by Joanna Price
The list author says:
  "First in a series about DS Kate Linton, set in Glastonbury great police procedural.  Easy and enjoyable read"
9.18   Used & New from: 2.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Rupture
3.  Rupture by Simon Lelic
The list author says:
  "Intelligent book that tells the tale of Samuel Szajkowski, a history teacher who shoots dead 3 children and 1 teacher during an assembly on violence."
6.36   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Heart-shaped Bruise
4.  Heart-shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
The list author says:
  "About Emily a teenager awaiting trial.. As the reader we do not know what her crime is but we get to know Emily through her journal. Great for young adults"
8.58   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

The Playdate
5.  The Playdate by Louise Millar
The list author says:
  "Fast moving story about 3 women who live on the same street.  A child gets hurt but who is to blame.  Themes of the nature of friendship and the secrets which drive people"
3.86   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Crossbones Yard
6.  Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Great debut, well written crime novel  set in London.  A psychologist Alice Quentin gets tangled up in a murder.  Great debut novel"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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By Battersea Bridge
7.  By Battersea Bridge by Janet Davey
The list author says:
  "Anita Mostyn's look at a family life she felt excluded from.  Ranging from childhood in the 1980's and a short trip to Bulgaria"
11.49   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Yard (Murder Squad 1)
8.  The Yard (Murder Squad 1) by Alex Grecian
The list author says:
  "Crime novel set in London, 1889 covers the birth of forensics and Scotland Yard. Could develop into a series"
10.39   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

The Disappeared: Coroner Jenny Cooper mystery -book 2 (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series)
9.  The Disappeared: Coroner Jenny Cooper mystery -book 2 (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series) by M.R. Hall
The list author says:
  "A second outing for Jenny Cooper the coroner based on the English/Welsh boarder.  Story about the disappearance of some muslim students."
3.59
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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The Last Girl: (Maeve Kerrigan 3)
10.  The Last Girl: (Maeve Kerrigan 3) by Jane Casey
The list author says:
  "This book is not quite as gripping as Jane Casey's previous ones but still a good read about who would want Lydia's mother and sister dead"
8.96   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Missing Persons
11.  Missing Persons by Nicci Gerrard
The list author says:
  "Very sad story of Jonny who disappears soon after going off to Uni. Written from viewpoint of those left behind.  Good but emotional"
3.86   Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

One Breath Away
12.  One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
The list author says:
  "Emotional tale focusing on the small town of Broken Branch, Iowa when a gunman enters a school"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

Tuesday's Gone
13.  Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French
The list author says:
  "Fantastic follow up to Blue Monday with DCI Karlsson and psychologist Freida Klein.  Who is the dead naked man holding an iced bun and who wanted him dead?"
Used & New from: 0.63
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

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Save Me
14.  Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
The list author says:
  "Mother who starts off with a moral dilemma turns private detective when the town turns against her.  Not a terribly credible story"
5.87   Used & New from: 0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

This Is How It Ends
15.  This Is How It Ends by Kathleen MacMahon
The list author says:
  "Emotional tale set in Ireland in 2008.  Bruno an American banker flies in to find his family meanwhile Addie is looking after her invalid father whilst dealing with the breakdown of her latest relationship. Beautiful whimsical novel."
10.39   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

To the Grave: A Genealogical Crime Mystery #2 (Jefferson Tayte)
16.  To the Grave: A Genealogical Crime Mystery #2 (Jefferson Tayte) by Steve Robinson
The list author says:
  "Fantastic genealogical mystery, even better than the first in the series.  JT is looking for a woman whose daughter was adopted in 1945 and finds himself in danger"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

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Gone in Seconds
17.  Gone in Seconds by A.J. Cross
The list author says:
  "Forensic psychologist helps police when a 10 year old skeleton is found near a motorway in Birmingham.  Good start to a new series"
10.46   Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Guilty One
18.  The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
The list author says:
  "Fantastic book about a child accused of murder and Daniel his defence solicitor.  Moving and brilliant"
5.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

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Before I Met You
19.  Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell
The list author says:
  "A great read from Lisa Jewell,  a dual timeline set in the 1920s and 1990s. Two young girls explore what Soho has to offer"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The London Train
20.  The London Train by Tessa Hadley
The list author says:
  "One book told from two viewpoints.  How a chance encounter on a train alters lives.  Subtle writing lingers in your mind"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace 8)
21.  Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace 8) by Peter James
The list author says:
  "Mystery of Sandy lingers as Cleo & Grace await the arrival of their first child.  A touch of Hollywood to this one"
3.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (638 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Vanished: David Raker Novel #3
22.  Vanished: David Raker Novel #3 by Tim Weaver
The list author says:
  "Fast moving thriller as David Raker PI tries to find out what happened to a man who stepped onto the tube as usual one morning and then disappeared."
3.50   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

The Light Behind The Window
23.  The Light Behind The Window by Lucinda Riley
The list author says:
  "Dual time frame book set in France during World War II, and the late 1990's.  Well paced and rounded characters"
3.86   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

A Judgement In Stone
24.  A Judgement In Stone by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Classic Ruth Rendall, Why did Eunice decide to kill a whole household? Great characters with more than a hint of menace"
2.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Weirdo
25.  Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth
The list author says:
  "A small town in Norfolk who spent twenty years burying the truth of what happened in 1984.  Noir fiction; bleak but not unappealing."
9.30   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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