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Top Customer Reviews
This was an impressive and competent first novel and I hope this will be the first of many books to come from Sandy Osborne. It's the sort of book you want to tell your friends about and buy as birthday or Christmas presents. If all chick-lit books were like this, I might start reading more in that genre!
Gorgeous presentation too - just love that cover, which will look very nice on my bookshelf!
PC Sally is a mixture of the women we all are - sometimes unsure of herself, occasionally the odd one out, but with a warmth and feistiness we should probably all show a bit more often. Most importantly she is a believeable character and, as the story develops, this becomes more and more important. If we didn't see Sally's genuine and vulnerable side we wouldn't care about the tough times she goes through and certainly wouldn't root for a happy ending.
There were some laugh out loud moments and I particularly enjoyed being reminded of the challenges of dating in a pre-Facebook/Twitter/text era; younger readers certainly wouldn't LOL so much if they had to date '90s style!. There were also some very touching scenes - no spoilers here I promise but you get a sense of what a difficult job policing is.
Overall, a great first novel. I hope Girl Cop will be back on the beat soon as I, for one, would like to read more.
Sally Gentle is an appealing character and I found myself rooting for her all the way. The story details her struggles to settle in to life as a policewoman in Bath in the early 1990s. Things are tough for a while, but she gradually settles into the job and finds romance along the way.
I thought that the character of Sally was skillfully drawn and it was refreshing to have a novel like this set in the police force. The sexism Sally encounters was believable and well portrayed. I could sympathise with her as she struggled to deal with the bullying she faced. The characters had depth to them and I particularly liked the character of Sally's uncle who was so good to her over the years and made such a difference to her life.
I think it could have been pacier at the beginning to draw me in a bit faster, but all in all it was a good read.
Sally is a ballsy but vulnerable heroine who despite leading a fairly ordinary life is anything but hum drum. Plenty of human interest, showing the difficulties of being in a very male dominated environment without the fluttering eyelashes sort of approach- much more realistic than many chick lit style books on the market.
I felt like I wanted Sally to be my mate, watch a few films together, laugh,cry and all the stuff that really good pals do which is the first time for ages I've felt like that after a book. Chick lit isn't really my fave genre, mainly as the heroine is often a bit wet, but Sandy has changed that in one great first (I think) foray in to the world of book writing.
Cheers for a great read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy reading, with an interesting heroine. I am awaiting the next in the series Sandy.Published 18 days ago by Chris dd
Absolutely loved this book could not put it down. As a fellow girl cop joining in the 80's, I could relate to the work place set up.
Cannot wait to read the next book.
Brilliant book, I'm not a big non holiday reader but couldn't put this down. Easy and heart warming will definitely recommend. Looking forward to starting the second book! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Claire Underhill
As a serving officer who started out In the early 80's there is so much in this book that brings back memories of, thankfully, a bygone era. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ray Parker
What a great read , very entertaining will be looking out for the next one with anticipation thank you . XPublished 16 months ago by stephanie wellbelove
Loved this book and found it hard to put down. It had a little bit of everything, humour, romance, sadness at times. A very good read and entertaining. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kath Pointon
I only bought this as Sandy is a friend of a friend and I wanted to support her. My normal genre of reading include SciFi Fantasy and Crime so I would not have chosen this book in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. Mapperson
Without the recommendation from a friend I'd not have "found" this book, but I'm so pleased that I did - I read most of it on an overnight flight and I realise my bursts of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mrs Yvonne Payne
A warm well written story that has the ability to lose you for hours in the lead characters life as she faces the various day to day highs and lows of policing and all that comes... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Garry