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Night Road
Night Road
by Kristin Hannah
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars My Book of the Year, 1 Dec 2011
This review is from: Night Road (Paperback)
Night Road had me gripped from the first page, beautifully written and full of characters you come to care about, this is one of the best books I have read in ages. I do not want to give too much away, but one fateful night, life's are changed forever, all the characters in Night Road, have a part to pay in what happened, and the choices they made will stay with them forever, and effect their future. Relationships are broken and life will never be the same, for any of them again. Night Road is an emotional rollercoaster of a ride, I loved the relationship between Lexi and Mia and how it develops throughout the book. I also liked Jude the over protective mother in the book, and at times I had a smile to myself, as she tried to protect her children from "the big, bad outside world", which I could relate to as a mother. Would highly recommend this book to others


Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7)
Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7)
by Peter James
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars as good as it gets, 25 Oct 2011
I have been eagerly awaiting the latest in the Roy Grace series, and I was not disappointed. This is the seventh novel in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, although not the best book in the series, it is well worth a read. The plot is fast paced, and as readers have come to expect, Peter James attention to detail and police procedure remains outstanding. Det. Supt. Roy Grace and his major crimes team are challenged with evidence that turns an unfortunate accident, into a complex murder inquiry. The characters are well thought out and believable, and it was interesting to see some references to characters from earlier novels. For those of you who have read the Grace series, we learn more about Grace's wife Sandy who mysteriously disappeared ten years ago. Unlike a lot of authors, Peter James books continue to be written to a very high standard, the plots remain fast paced, with plenty of twist and turns along the way. Peter James is definitely one of the best crime writers of recent years. If you enjoy a good crime story, I would recommend you add this one to your wish list.


Senseless
Senseless
by Mary Burton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.32

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read, 17 Oct 2011
This review is from: Senseless (Paperback)
Senseless is not the first Mary Burton book I have read, nor will it be my last. From the first few pages I found myself hooked, the story is fast paced with a few twists along the way. The characters are well developed and the main character Eva is not the "normal" heroine, after spending 10 years in prison, but she is feisty and looking for answers to her troubled past. Eves past and the murders that are occurring around her, all tie into make this a good read.


The Lies We Told
The Lies We Told
by Diane Chamberlain
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

4.0 out of 5 stars good but not DC's best book to date, 7 Oct 2011
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This review is from: The Lies We Told (Paperback)
I have read many of Diane Chamberlain books, and really enjoyed every one of them and most I would give 5/5. Unfortunately I would have to give "The lies we told" 4/5. Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed this book, I liked the character of Maya and at times felt her pain, but found the characters Adam and Rebecca less likable. The story flows well until the last couple of chapters, when it feels like the author rushed to finish the story. I found what happened to Adam and Rebecca in a 2 week period, unbelievable, (I won't go into too much detail, as it would ruin the story). I feel the ending let a well written book down, as so much could have been done with the characters as they tried to put their lives back together. I would still recommend this book as an enjoyable read, but you may be disappointed by the ending, as I was.


The Traitor
The Traitor
by Kimberley Chambers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Kimberley Chambers just gets better which each book she writes, 25 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Traitor (Paperback)
This is the second installment of a trilogy I thought the first book "The Fued" was brilliant and thought The Traitor would be a disappointment, but how wrong I was. This book will keep you gripped to the very end. A great story, easy to follow and kept me engrossed through out, infact this book was so good I read it in a day. '' The next book is the Victim which carries on the fued between the Mitchells and O'Hara's. Kimberley Chambers has been compared to Martina Cole, personally I feel K C write's much better, and goes from strength to strength, with each book she writes.


The Victim
The Victim
by Kimberley Chambers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read from Kimberley Chambers, 25 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Victim (Paperback)
I have been eagerly waiting to get my hands on this book, as I have read the 2 previous books in the series The Feud and The Traitor, which were both excellent I hasten to add. I was concerned that KC, may have struggled to write The Victim, with the same passion as her 2 previous books, but I was not disappointed in any way. The Victim was fast paced, gritty and believable. I loved the characters in the book, especially Frankie's grandparent's whose "one liners" had me laughing out loud! I use to compare KC to Martina Cole, but after reading The Victim, I think she writes far better than MC, each book is fresh and it seems she puts a lot of thought into her books, and the characters, each plot line is well written, with the reader not left thinking "another book, just for the sake of it". KC's books keep you gripped throughout, and although I could not wait to read on, I did not want to finish it either!! I do not want to give away the plot, but suffice to say if you love a good thriller/crime read you should add this book to your wish list. To those of you who have never read Kimberley Chambers, I suggest you take a look at her books, you won't be disappointed


Playing Dead
Playing Dead
by Jessie Keane
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.51

5.0 out of 5 stars another excellent read, 25 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Playing Dead (Paperback)
Playing Dead is the 4th book in the Annie Carter series, and I would suggest if you have not read the 3 previous books Dirty Game, Black Widow, and Scarlett Woman you should before reading this one. Playing Dead is just as good as the 3 previous books, if not better. Jessie Keane pulls you in from the 1st page with a fast paced story line. Playing dead picks up the pace nicely and we see the "old" Annie surface, as her life begins to crumble around her. There are many twists and turns along the way, and although I guessed the killer half way through the book, it did not spoil my enjoyment of the book. Jessie Keane continues to write fast paced, gritty books and in my opinion her books get better, with each one she writes


Now is the Hour (Follies 1)
Now is the Hour (Follies 1)
Price: 4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enoyed this book...well worth a read, 31 Aug 2011
Now Is The Hour is the first of the 4 follies books this is not my usual type of book, and nor have I read any books by this author, but I'm happy to say I really enjoyed it. Set at the start of the 2nd world was this book follows 4 main characters In London, the country side (where one of the characters becomes a land girl) and France. The book includes forbidden love and friendship, war, and people involved with the resistance. Each character follows a different path through the war, some faring better than others. This book is a easy read with interesting characters and flowed really well throughout. I enjoyed this book so much that I intend to get the other 3, to follow them through to see what happens to the main characters


The Surrogate (Brennan and Esposito)
The Surrogate (Brennan and Esposito)
by Tania Carver
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gripping, 27 Aug 2011
I have just got round to reading this book, why did I wait so long?? I thought it was excellent and very well written, gripping and a excellent story, although the subject matter was at times difficult, this makes The Surrogate a really good book rather than the usual run of the mill serial killer story. I will certainly read further books written by Tania Carver


The Morning After
The Morning After
by Lisa Jackson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The 1st Lisa Jackson book I have read.....but not the last, 24 Aug 2011
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Lisa Jackson is a new author to me and I have to say after reading The Morning After I shall certainly be reading more of her books. This book grabs you from the first page, fast paced with plenty of twist and turns along the way. I have read many crime/thriller books and am usually quick to work out the ending, but The Morning After kept me guessing right until the end. Full of strong characters and a serial killer that will keep you awake at night! Easy reading, with no complicated plot this book is well worth a read. I found myself unable to put this book down


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