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The Hollow Girl (Moe Prager Mysteries)
The Hollow Girl (Moe Prager Mysteries)
by Reed Farrel Coleman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mystery & crime novel., 29 May 2014
This is the first book I have ever read by this author. Although it is the last novel in a long series (this is the 9th instalment) I truly enjoyed this story and found it to be a real page turner.

I enjoyed learning about Moe Prager's life and following him in his investigation into the disappearance of the Hollow Girl ... is it all a set up or is it real?

Witty, cynical and engaging.


13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession
13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession
Price: 3.67

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut. Where do your sympathies lie?, 16 May 2014
(ARC received in exchange for honest review)

I am generally an avid reader of crime and horror fiction. All the better if they have firm basis in real life - "could this really happen?".
I first picked up 13:24 as I had heard it being described as disturbing, its cover appealed to me and I was intrigued by the title itself, as I had no idea what it referred to.
I like to discover a book as I read it, and let it speak for itself, without it being marred by any preconceptions I might have due to someone else's account of it. As such, it took some time and a lot of guessing on my part before I came across the actual significance of 13:24, and as I delved deeper into the story I was slowly able to truly appreciate the full meaning of the tagline "A story of faith and obsession".

I would strongly suggest to any reader to do the same. The narration will explain everything.
Just a word of warning: the book deals graphically with child abuse, but it only touches upon child pornography. If you are squeamish, or thin skinned... well, get over it!
This is real life - face it.
Learn from it (and there is a lot to learn and plenty of food for thought here) and stop burying your head in the sand.
Events such as those described in this book are most probably occurring in your neighbourhood (especially if you live in the USA), not that far away from you, and they are only going to stop if people are aware, if people are horrified and take an active stand against it.

13:24 is not your usual crime story - we know from the beginning who the killer is (a teenager, Chris). What we need to figure out is why these murders are happening, and what ties them to a rock band, Rehoboam and to 13:24.

13:24 is an excellent read, sensitively written by a survivor. The pace of the story is fast and gripping, reminiscent of a blockbuster: we follow three main characters, Chris -the killer, William - the investigator, and Josh - the rockstar, as current events unfold and through flashbacks, which connect more and more of the dots and which will take you to places which are darker than you had ever imagined. M Dolon Hickmon's style is clear, gritty and emotionally charged and you cannot help finding yourself fully engaged with the protagonists.

I found that some passages were difficult to swallow as they evoked many personal memories - albeit (and thankfully) not as extreme as the ones described in the book. Once I had reached the end, having spent the last twenty years in the UK, it all felt rather insular and detached from my own experiences and from those of the ones closest to me. However, having been raised in Northern Italy by a Southern family, some of the methodology described in the book did ring clear bells, but I had never associated it to the root which is identified in this book. I believe that these practices are mostly widespread in the United States, however you just need to watch the news to realise that they also happen all around Europe and the rest of the world, behind closed door - people are the same no matter their geographical location, of course the right encouragement from the right pulpit can provide the thin justification required to release dark impulses.

You can find out more on M Dolon Hickmon's website [...] The blog `A Survivor's Conversation with Christianity'</a> is of particular interest, with its links to Michael and Debi Pearl and their manual "To train up a child" [...]


One Glass Is Never Enough - full length romance novel
One Glass Is Never Enough - full length romance novel
Price: 0.77

2.0 out of 5 stars Layout issues - confusing chapters, 1 May 2014
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Sorry, it is just two stars as I found this book very difficult to read because of the sudden switches of scenery and characters which were not marked in any way (i.e. as you are reading about one character the following sentence would be about someone else in a completely different scene). The story itself was not bad. Incidentally, I read the Kindle edition.


The Troop
The Troop
Price: 3.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nick Cutter's The Troop will make you uncomfortable., 21 Mar 2014
This review is from: The Troop (Kindle Edition)
Then it will disturb you more and more deeply with its vivid and clinical imagery of multifaceted horror.

You will be transported onto the island and you will be made to savour it through the narrator's creative, complex and at times arcane simile and metaphors - which can take a while to get accustomed to.

The present plight of the young scouts is interwoven with flashbacks into their lives back on the mainland, and with flash-forwards into the aftermath providing the reader with a complete and chilling bird's eye view of the events as they unfold.

Although the initial setting of the story is immediately reminiscent of Golding's "Lord of the Flies", this is where the similarities end.

Different audiences will be able to pick up and appreciate different aspects of the story.
Be warned: this book contains graphic cruelty to animals.


BEIGE LIGHT BROWN EMBROIDERED TABLE RUNNER SETS, 6 PLACE MATS 100% COTTON
BEIGE LIGHT BROWN EMBROIDERED TABLE RUNNER SETS, 6 PLACE MATS 100% COTTON
Offered by FLOWERS FOR LOVE
Price: 2.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality and value, 12 Mar 2014
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These look very nice indeed, just as pictured, and they were despatched promptly.
They are brilliant value at this price.


100ml Bergamot Pure Essential Oil
100ml Bergamot Pure Essential Oil
Offered by FRESHSKIN
Price: 8.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery and excellent value, 11 Mar 2014
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This review is from: 100ml Bergamot Pure Essential Oil
I have purchased a wide selection of essential oils from this company and found them to be of good quality.

They are excellently priced so that building a collection for aromatherapy or massage will not break the bank.

All of the items I have ordered arrived very promptly and were packaged extremely well.

Customer service was also prompt when I had a query.

This company is on my favourite's list.


100ml Rosemary Pure Essential Oil
100ml Rosemary Pure Essential Oil
Offered by FRESHSKIN
Price: 7.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery and excellent value, 11 Mar 2014
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This review is from: 100ml Rosemary Pure Essential Oil
I have purchased a wide selection of essential oils from this company and found them to be of good quality.

They are excellently priced so that building a collection for aromatherapy or massage will not break the bank.

All of the items I have ordered arrived very promptly and were packaged extremely well.

Customer service was also prompt when I had a query.

This company is on my favourite's list.


Kitchen Craft KCHMSAUSAGE Home Made Sausage Maker
Kitchen Craft KCHMSAUSAGE Home Made Sausage Maker
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: 16.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, fast and easy to clean., 11 Mar 2014
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This tool does exactly what it says on the tin.
Assembly is quick and easy.
It comes with three spouts.
One fill will deliver about 8 good sized sausages.
Once finished it be easier to just wash and store.
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2 Pack of Collagen Sausage Casing Skins (30mm Diameter)
2 Pack of Collagen Sausage Casing Skins (30mm Diameter)
Offered by The Delicatessen - FREE UK DELIVERY
Price: 3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed first time users, 11 Mar 2014
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We used these during our first attempt at making sausages and they worked very well indeed.

As the instructions state, they do not need to be soaked, however you should oil your hands to help soften the casings whilst they are being filled, it also makes them more flexible and gives them a nice shine.

You need to ensure to push the casing tightly up the spout during the filling process to avoid uneven distribution of the casing.

They will fit on a 19mm spout. You can find a table of recommended casing/spout sized on the Tongmaster website, below the product description (go to tongmaster.co.uk/sausage-casings-skins/home-user-pack/30mm-Nitta-Collagen-Sausage-Casings-Home-User-Pack-Allergen-Free)


NEROLI LIGHT, ESSENTIAL OIL Citrus aurantium, Parfum 100ml
NEROLI LIGHT, ESSENTIAL OIL Citrus aurantium, Parfum 100ml
Offered by Essential Oils Direct (Retail)
Price: 13.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Promp delivery and good quality, 11 Mar 2014
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Very nice essential oil, very strong smelling so a little will go a long way.
Although still pricey, this particular Neroli oil, being light, is affordable and good value compared to others available on the market.


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