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The Girl in the Ice: A gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Erika Foster Book 1)
The Girl in the Ice: A gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Erika Foster Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hype, 22 Mar. 2016
Mediocre storyline, irksome main character, inconsistencies, spelling and grammar errors and lack of continuity. Character who was a member of the House of Lords was referred to as "Sir Simon" as opposed to "Lord ....." which irritated me the whole way through.


The Teacher: A shocking and compelling new crime thriller - NOT for the faint-hearted!
The Teacher: A shocking and compelling new crime thriller - NOT for the faint-hearted!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable, 16 Mar. 2016
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Loved this book, the only criticism I have is that the scenes of gore were not in more detail, they were glossed over. If the sex scenes were removed and more detail added to murders before and after the fact it would have been the perfect book.


A Killing Moon (DI Damen Brook 5)
A Killing Moon (DI Damen Brook 5)
by Steven Dunne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grips Like A Vice!, 25 May 2015
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The 5th in the DI Damen Brook series and this could possibly be the best yet. As a huge fan of the detective since coming across The Reaper I was thrilled with the latest instalment in the series.

This story sees us following Caitlin, a young Derby University student, who disappears into thin air. We follow what happens to her, as she drunkenly leaves the pub and is kidnapped. We get to know her and genuinely fear for her safety. Caitlin is one of a long line of young women, who have disappeared. Luckily for Caitlin, Brook takes on the case. He is determined to pursue all potential leads on the missing girl and he soon finds a connection with other young migrant women. Soon we are drawn into a shady world of Polish "businessmen" and extreme Pro Life protesters.

I do love Brook as a character - whilst he is in a way the quintessential “cop with issues” in his case it does not feel at all clichéd. Brook embraces his flaws, is open about his previous mental health issues and with each novel takes a step further away from them – Steven Dunne has given his main protagonist an actual healing process, a journey that the reader can get behind and root for. An authentic one at that – he takes steps forward and steps back like the rest of us, there is a realism and gritty irony to that thread of the story that reflects life very well.

I highly recommend A Killing Moon to anyone either as a stand alone or as part of the series. You will not be disappointed with this mix of a clever, fresh plot with intriguing compulsive characters.


The Killing Club (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 3)
The Killing Club (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 3)
by Paul Finch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reads like the film The Expendables, 27 April 2015
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Not great. Found there was far too much action and not enough plot. Was not thought out very well.


CE MAINS CHARGER FOR AMAZON KINDLE RANGE 1,2,3,& 4 Wi-Fi 6" E INK DISPLAY / PaperWhite
CE MAINS CHARGER FOR AMAZON KINDLE RANGE 1,2,3,& 4 Wi-Fi 6" E INK DISPLAY / PaperWhite

5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars, 30 Mar. 2015
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Excellent. Fantastic price, quality item and prompt delivery.


The Bone Garden
The Bone Garden
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic breath of fresh air, 16 Mar. 2015
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This book had me hooked after only a few pages and I could put it down till I had finished it. A fantastic insight into 1830s Boston and to Victorian Medicine. Gerritsen has pulled on her own medical knowledge fantastically to tell this tale surrounding a hospital and a group of medical students who face a race to find a serial killer terrorising the streets. This book is not typical "Rizzoli and Isles" but instead is a breath of fresh air. This book transported me back in time and the only down side was that the book had to end. I will be desperately searching for similar books set at the same time. Highly recommend.


Flite Panic 20 Inch BMX Bike - Green
Flite Panic 20 Inch BMX Bike - Green
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1.0 out of 5 stars Flat Tyre, 3 Mar. 2015
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The front tyre was flat, had to buy a replacement. Not great as was purchased for my sons Christmas and he was disappointed Santa brought him a bike with a flat tyre.


Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)
Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling, 3 Mar. 2015
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I expected some funny anecdotes and enlightening tales in this book and instead found the angry rantings of a bigoted, prejudiced, condescending man who quite frankly should not be a doctor. His utter contempt for his patients is horrifying and his rantings on NHS bureaucracy the state of society in the UK today reminds me of the drivel in Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.

The book is pooly written with no structure to it, each chapter jumping aroud randomly. His egotistical opinions are forced down your throat in every chapter as he complains about yet another innocent patient he has neither empathy for, or comprehension of how debilitating some medical conditions can actually be.

The most horrific part was when he expressed relief that one of his patients with addiction problems died of a herion overdose, and not an overdose of the small suppy of diazepam he prescribed the patient earlier that day. I am speechless at his calous attitude.

I think "Dr Daniels" is an arrogant little boy who needs to grow up, and a complete embarassment to the NHS. I believe he would be better suited working in a proffession that was more tailored to his skills, flipping burgers in McDonald's perhaps?

Do not waste your money or time with this utter nonsense.


The Mall (Downside Book 1)
The Mall (Downside Book 1)
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling, 13 Feb. 2015
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I've had better reads on the back of a cereal box. Buy some paint and watch it dry, it'll be a lot more exciting.


Some Day I'll Find You
Some Day I'll Find You
by Richard Madeley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 30 May 2014
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I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, although I knew Richard Madely has a degree in journalism I was worried it would be a poor chick lit attempt.

The story is OK, the first half set in pre WW2 England, the second half set in 1950's France. Although there was some inconsistencies in the story it was overall entertaining and reasonably well thought out. The ending was slightly predictable but thoroughly enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the 2nd part of the story set in Nice, as I felt I was transported there with them.

A great holiday or light read.


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