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At Break of Day
At Break of Day
by Elizabeth Speller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.99

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read this book!, 15 Nov. 2013
This review is from: At Break of Day (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Speller's new novel is intensely moving and fast paced. I was engrossed throughout, she keeps her reader entranced - probably not the right word.... agog, possibly? and wanting desperately to discover what would happen to all the young men. Each of them had a definite character and never merged - i say this because i think it must be hard to keep them all afloat throughout and not allow them to intermingle. Each was beautifully drawn, and I had my own definite sympathies with each of their stories. And the way they met, knowing and unknowing and half-recognising is deftly, subtly done and poignant, conveying the undeniable fact that they were all caught up in the catastrophe together. her research was obviously extensive yet never sits heavily in the storyline, and is full of surprises. It is such an accomplished work, full of thought and reflection, never sentimental.


Tideline
Tideline
by Penny Hancock
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to put down, 11 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Tideline (Hardcover)
Really recommend this excellent thriller. The startling story line full of twists, some thoughtful psychological insight into the motivations of the characters, *and* it's well-written.


The Strange Fate Of Kitty Easton
The Strange Fate Of Kitty Easton
by Elizabeth Speller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!, 2 Jun. 2011
What a fantastically good read this novel is! It has a real tension build-up and lots of page-turning puzzles over what happened to Kitty, who is sleeping with/wanting whom, cross-class relationships (of all types), misunderstandings, murder, betrayals and loyalties, all set in a post-war world turned upside-down period, beautifully observed. And there is a truly frightening incident at the heart of the book - and fear is notoriously hard to write, let alone inspire in the reader. I practically had to hold my breath while I read it. I think this book is a terrific sequel to Captain John Emmett which I read last year. Looking forward to more!
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