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Lie With Me
Lie With Me
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4.0 out of 5 stars A psychological thriller with unpleasant characters, 19 July 2016
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The main character in this book (Paul Morris) is a deeply loathsome person and from the off I didn't like knowing the inner workings of his thoughts. A nasty, shallow misogynist who doesn't redeem himself in any way. The fact that (SPOILER) he gets blamed for something he didn't do failed to draw any sympathy for me. None of the other characters were very likeable either but I kept reading because I really wanted to find out what happened. And isn't that the mark of a good read? The relationship between Paul and Alice is interesting to observe but in light of the last few chapters of the book seems unlikely.


Time
Time

1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT by David Baldacci. Time to choose another book., 19 July 2016
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This book seems to be written by a different David Baldacci to the novelist. I thought it was about time travel but boy was I wrong! It isn't a novel but a diatribe about right and wrong, sin and God. Even that wouldn't be too bad if it was well written and researched. This is far from that. A whole lot of personal opinion about the nature of sin etc. I only read about one fifth of the book before I couldn't stand any more. Don't waste your money.


Canasta
Canasta
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5.0 out of 5 stars canasta game, 21 Jun. 2016
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Great game and follows proper canasta rules.


Gel'O Cool Pillow Mat 11 x 22" - soft, odorless, no water filling!
Gel'O Cool Pillow Mat 11 x 22" - soft, odorless, no water filling!

5.0 out of 5 stars Gel 'O Cool Mat, 2 Jun. 2016
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Exactly as described and arrived in good time. The gel in this is of a good thickness so it stays cool for quite a while.


Vinylux Duo Top Coat Lavishly Loved
Vinylux Duo Top Coat Lavishly Loved
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best for gel like nails, 5 April 2016
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Does exactly what it says. Looks like gel nails, lasts 7 days. No base coat needed and removes with ordinary nail polish remover. THE best gel like nail polish!


Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fool Me Once - A good read., 28 Mar. 2016
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I love Harlan Coben books and waited for this to come out only to read it in two sittings. It is a twisting thriller and the characters are believable. Maya (the main character) is a former military pilot who suffers from PTSD. She has a couple of close friends, Shane and Eileen, and a wider not so trustworthy family. Her husband gets shot in a suspicious way and Maya spends the rest of book trying to work out her husbands death along with that of her sister and one or two others.
Although this has echos of other books by Mr Coben (wife sees husband on a device, husbands family seem to know more than they say etc) the similarities are superficial. It is a very good read and will keep you guessing.


The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel (Joe Pike series Book 5)
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel (Joe Pike series Book 5)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Promise, 27 Nov. 2015
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I love Robert Crais books with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike and this is no exception. The story was good, twisty without being ridiculous, and told really well. We had the addition of Scott James and his dog Maggie. It's interesting to see things from the dogs point of view, so all in all you'd think with a five star rating I'd have no gripes. But the thing is in this book the relationship and interchange between Cole and Pike is reduced because we had to know what was going on with James and Maggie. Whilst everything about the book was first rate, I missed that Cole/Pike concentration. I wish James well but I hope he doesn't become a regular in these stories.


A Banquet of Consequences: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 16
A Banquet of Consequences: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 16
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I've loved this series but I found this book rather frustrating, 19 Nov. 2015
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I've loved this series but I found this book rather frustrating. Elizabeth George gives Ardery way too much vindictive power over Havers. If she so concerned about her ability to do the job she should have gone down the disciplinary/capability route, not resentfully turn Haver's life into a living hell. (Workplace bullying comes to mind). I realise Havers overstepped the mark in the last book, but there are processes for dealing with it that do not involve an individual senior person behaving like Ardery. Lynley isn't really helping, just fence sitting, trying to have his cake and eat it. Police are seriously scrutinised and HR issues are dealt with professionally and systematically. The Ardery/Havers thing is nonsense. As for the story - it was rather convoluted and narratives about minor characters and their relationships made the book very long. Poor Lily gets quite a bit of story time at the start of the book but fades away to nothing. Caroline Goldacre is pretty hard to get a handle on. Clearly very disturbed (probably psychiatrically ill) and obsessed with sex but still able to hold down a job and manage day to day relationships. She's more a stereotype than a real character.
Overall it was an interesting read and if you've read other Elizabeth Georges you know what you getting. I just found it too long, too many extraneous characters and I'm fed up with Ardery. Just as a side comment: Why does the author write the dialogue in some weird dialect? They speak English for goodness sake! C'n is NOT Can!!


Power Play
Power Play
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4.0 out of 5 stars Power Play, 19 Nov. 2015
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I like Joseph Finder as his books are fast moving thrillers and this was no exception. Jake Landry is asked to attend a residential meeting with the top executives from his company and the new female CEO. There are serious machinations going on in the company and then the whole thing goes sideways when a group of terrorists arrive for a kidnapping. *Spoiler* Jake comes into his own and manages to foil the plot. If you liked Patriotic games or anything involving Bruce Willis you'll be familiar with the "one man against a group of nasties" Same deal here.


Trespass Compac Mac Women's Packaway Jacket - Fawn, 2X-Large
Trespass Compac Mac Women's Packaway Jacket - Fawn, 2X-Large

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Trespass Packaway a success., 14 Sept. 2015
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This is a nice Packaway Jacket that comes with a tie belt. It is a longer length than some, has a zipped front and poppers and is elasticated at the wrist. It's good quality and my normal size fitted me well. My only slight niggle is that the hood doesn't zip into the collar, there is no way to wear it without the hood. Still as I wanted a rainproof jacket it doesn't really matter.


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