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Ghost Girl (The Detective's Daughter)
Ghost Girl (The Detective's Daughter)
by Lesley Thomson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.24

3.0 out of 5 stars ghost girl, 3 July 2014
I have read this 2nd book first and next I am reading her 1st book. I found this a struggle to get into. What I did like was the fact it showed some other side to story with cleaning. I am in hope that once I have read Lesley's ist book that I enjoy this more than her 2nd. All of us like different stories. Lots of great reviews form readers that enjoyed Ghost Girl.


The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Goldfinch, 3 July 2014
This review is from: The Goldfinch (Paperback)
I bought this due to the good price and all the hype and I thought it sounded good. However I do agree with a lot of comments that the story started of well. Then I lost interest. I have now gave The Goldfinch to my mother to read as she can get into some books that I can not. However many readers have enjoyed this book. Some mix reviews about this story.


Her
Her
by Harriet Lane
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed every page, 29 Jun 2014
This review is from: Her (Hardcover)
I adored every second of reading this psychological thriller. I was so totally into reading Her that I read it all in a day and a half.
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Both women in the story of Her have a story to tell. Nina recognizes pregnant Emma with her little boy. Nina remembers what Emma did to upset Nina. Now Nina has found Emma at last, now Nina has a plan.

Both women are very different and both lead very different lives.

Nina has a teenage daughter and her own studio where she works as an artist painting sea views. Nina's personality started of with very little confidence, but as an adult she found she had more confidence through painting.

While Emma with real financial anxiety, who finds it a struggle juggling house chores, caring for her new-born baby and with child of three to keep occupied. Emma started of in life with plenty of confidence, but has gradually lost. And is thankful at the time for Nina to come to rescue.

As the two women meet through a plan of Nina's, Emma is grateful for Nina's help what Emma is unaware of is that Nina is a women full of menace and is planning her revenge on Emma. Also Emma is unaware that they have both met before.

Harriet Lane has created a psychological thriller that is chilling and very unforgettable.I enjoyed everything in is this clever novel, the characters , the writing, and the plot. This fascinating creation all comes together at the end.
I regret not having read Alys, Always by Harriet Lane, but here I come I am completely won over by this author and I am buying Alys, Always.
Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


The Way Back Home
The Way Back Home
by Freya North
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love all the books by Freya North, 29 Jun 2014
This review is from: The Way Back Home (Hardcover)
I love every book that Freya North writes. The Way Back Home beautifully evokes a sense of the powerful summers of one's teenage years, particularly that cusp between fifteen and sixteen, when you're no longer a child but not yet an adult.The heroine Oriana Taylor has never forgotten that time. Eighteen years later, she returns home to try to make sense of it.The Way Back Home is wistful and poignant it is an unputdownable read about how our past shapes us. An addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of love, sex, fidelity and above all, friendship.


It's Not Raining, Daddy, It's Happy
It's Not Raining, Daddy, It's Happy
by Benjamin Brooks-Dutton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very brave story to write, 29 Jun 2014
This sad true story of It's Not Raining, Daddy, It's Happy, has brought back memories for me.A few years ago a friend of mine was walking home from a social club, knocked over on the pavement by a speeding car. To make matters worse there was not an amblance immediately available and my friend died. She was always making people laugh never said a bad word to anyone.
In the last 6 months my dog died, my aunt very suddenly died,and an old lady I visited regularly died.

When I bought this book I did not know this book was a true story by Benjamin Brooks-Dutton .I think that Ben is incredibly brave to write this heartbreaking story about how his wife died.
On 10th november 2010 Ben Brooks-Dutton's wife was knocked down and killed by an out- of - controll car as he walked beside her, pushing their two-year-old son Jackson in his buggy. In the instant Desreen lost her life.Ben at the age of 33, was lost, broken and afraid of the future. He felt he needed guidence from men in similar situations but there was none to be found. There was no support group or club set up for young, widowed fathers.Two onths after Desreen's death Ben started a blog, about his experiences of grief. Within a year Life as a Widower Bens blog had recieved a million hits. Ben's blog is lifeawidower.com
Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


The Bear
The Bear
by Claire Cameron
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Claire Cameron inspired by a real bear attack, 26 Jun 2014
This review is from: The Bear (Hardcover)
In the early 1990s Claire Cameron worked as a councillor at summer camp in Algonquin Park in Canada. This story is inspired by a particular bear attack that occurred there in October 1991. It is based on her memories and research of the event.

I love it when an-author writes a novel about something that has really happened, and put the story of that event into an enjoyable word craft novel.

What I like about the way Claire Cameron has written The Bear is that she has created a five-year old girl Anna to narrate the story and her three-year old brother Stick who tells the tragedy of this story, in which changes and damages their lives forever.

While Anna and Stick are sleeping in their tent in Algonquin Park, her mother is outside cooking. Anna then hears her father shouting and her mother screaming then it all went silent. Shadows cast over Anna’s tent making Anna tremble with fear as she can not see what the shadow is, to Anna it looks like a big Black Dog. Anna’s father grabs Anna and Stick and takes them to a hiding place saying he will be back for them. But he never returns. As time presses on both are feeling very hungry and thirsty and decide to go and look for mummy. Anna finds her mummy but she is hurt by the bear. Anna is told by her mummy to get in the canoe and sail away back home and that mummy and daddy will follow soon.

Claire Cameron has written this frightening story so well that you feel that you are all alone in the park too, feeling very alone and very frightened. We know that it is nature for some animal to attack humans, but every time we read a story or hear on the news that a human has been attacked by some sort of animal we feel deep sympathy and heart-broken for that person and their family.

Everyone that reads The Bear will recognize the frightening, harrowing experience that these two young children suffered. I was overcome by sympathy for the aftermath of their heart breaking journey, knowing that in the long-term they both of their lives would be damaged forever. It is heart breaking knowing that the characters Anna and Stick would be effected in real life by the tragic event of their camping trip, one that they both will never forget for the rest of their lives and live with many nightmares.

One word of warning this story messed with my mind and gave me nightmares!

This is story is a must read it is a very touching novel full of adventure told from a child’s – eye point – of - view, this is an unforgettable novel of suspense and survival that confronts our deepest fears about the wildness.

For all readers that read The Bear I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.

Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
by Eimear McBride
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Girl Is a Half - Formed thing, 21 Jun 2014
I am really happy for Eimear McBride who won the Baileys Women's Prize Fiction 2014 Award. The themes and language of some swear words that have been written in this story proves that Eimear is fearless. Her voice is utterly compelling and unique.This is a brilliant love story where at the heart of this novel is between a sister and her brother. The young woman's relationship with her brother and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor.


Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
by Maxim Leo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Red Love, 21 Jun 2014
While the world cup is on, I have reading Red Love The story of an East German Family. Maxim Leo was the winner of the European Book Prize. The story has been translated by the German Shaun Whiteside. What I liked about this story was how Maxim has included some photographs in the chapters for us readers to see. The whole story I found beautiful and supremely touching. It is a story of people who love one another but are doomed never to get along, and it is also an unbearably description of a world that no longer exists.


Bonita Avenue
Bonita Avenue
by Peter Buwalda
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bonita Avenue, 21 Jun 2014
This review is from: Bonita Avenue (Hardcover)
Bonita Avenue has been translated from Dutch by Jonathan Reeder. The paperback is 538 pages long.The book has been described as Off- kilter and loopy - a wild, utterly crazy book. While the world cup is on I have been reading Peter Buwalda's literary novel who is a new writer.


Whatever You Love
Whatever You Love
by Louise Doughty
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant novel by Louise Doughty, 19 Jun 2014
This review is from: Whatever You Love (Paperback)
I wanted to read Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty as I enjoyed reading Apple Tree Yard. I found Whatever You Love a brilliant novel.The scene of Laura's nine- year- old daughter Betty killed by a hit- and- run driver is very emotional. For anyone who has lost someone close will really feel for Laura bereavement. Laura already has lost her husband to another woman and now she has lost her only daughter. When the police tell Laura that her daughter.s death was an accident, Laura wants revenge she wants to take away someone that the hit- and run driver loves. I can not wait for Louise Doughty to write her next book. I highly recommend Apple Tree Yard and Whatever You Love. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


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