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The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series)
The Burning (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series)
by M. R. Hall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars A FAMILY TRAGEDY, 28 April 2014
M. R. Hall has published five other books that I have not read. The Burning is my first novel. My experience reading the burning is the making that has influenced me to read more from the stunningly brilliant clever author M. R. Hall. The burning is a heart shattering family tragedy story. It is a dense bitterly cold night Christmas Eve in Wye Valley. Jenny Cooper the coroner is delivered chilling to bone news by Detective Inspector Gabriel Ryan Gloucestershire CID, that a house in Blackstone Ley has burned to the ground. Stepdad Ed Morgan and two girls, one aged fourteen, and the other girl aged eleven, The young boy named Robbie who is three was disposed of before setting light to the house. The mother Kelly survived the blaze as she was working behind a bar in Bristol. Ed Morgan left a note to Kelly before setting the house on fire. The note told Kelly Robbie is gone and you will never find him. Ed Morgan worked part-time for the forestry at the fairmeadows farm as a slaughterman then treacherously he slaughtered his own family.Jenny is taken to the blackened house and is over come by the unsettling scene of the scorched house. Standing in utter despair Jenny's heart was full of sorrowfulness for the children that was trapped inside the house. Jenny was genuinely beyond belief in how and what provoked Ed's murderous rampage. The police pronounce they are now looking into Ed's menace dark side and if he is connected to Susie Ashton who went missing ten years ago. In my view M. R. Hall is a genius for characters and for the language. The burning is so convincing that it carries you away. On a personally level I believe M. R. Hall is the very best at creating detectives, forensic and pathologists better than Patricia Cornwell. I hope that many other readers will buy The Burning and enjoy reading it as much as I have.Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


Diary of the Fall
Diary of the Fall
by Michel Laub
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michel Laub, 27 April 2014
This review is from: Diary of the Fall (Hardcover)
Diary of The Fall by Michel Laub is one of the best Brazilian writers of the new generation.The plot is a beauty inviting flowing prose. Michel Laub has a style of his own that seems to touch things without leaving a mark and without oppressing or disfiguring what is writen. The cover photograph tells it all a young boy falling. Diary Of The Fall is divided into chapters that our young boy narrator talks about. Some of the chapters are A Few Things He Never Knew About His Grandfather, A Few Things He Never Knew About His Father, A Few Things He Did Not Know About Himself . The young narrator tells us about Joao a thirteen-year-old is a Christian boy at a Jewish school. On the day of Joao's birthday he is given the bumps and the boys just let poor Joao fall from mid-air. Joao classmates have left him crippled needing physiotherapy sessions to strengthen his muscles. The young boy narrator is keen to find out more about his grandfather and looks through his grandfathers notebooks. His grandfather died when his father was only fourteen-years-old. Everyone from the young boys grandfather side died in Auschwitz. His father met his wife when he was nineteen at a dance at the Jewish club. Now his father is suffering from Alzheimer. As the young boy narrator grows into a man he is on his fourth marriage and he has never spoken to any of his wife's about Joao's fall. I loved the story from start to finish. I really liked how the story was set out into short chapters with sections in little paragraphs numbered .I highly recommend Diary Of The Fall by Michel Laub. The Diary Of The Fall is published 3RD April, 2014 by Harvill Secker. I hope that many other readers will take the opportunity to read Diary Of The Fall and enjoy it as much as I have. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com.


Survivor (Belle 3)
Survivor (Belle 3)
by Lesley Pearse
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars another great novel by Lesley Pearse, 27 April 2014
This review is from: Survivor (Belle 3) (Hardcover)
Survivor is another great book by Lesley Pearse. Over all Lesley Pearse's has had published a staggering 22 novels including Survivor.. I have read some of Lesley Pearse's books before which lead me to read Survivor. with Lesley's brilliant imagination she gives us readers such great enjoyment reading any novel she writes. I am looking forward to the next novel that Lesley will publish. For any reader out there who has not read a book by Lesley Pearse I strongly recommend reading any of her books from the 22 books she has published. If any one can not think of what to buy someone for a gift a Lesley Pearse book would be treasured by someone. Survivor is heart-stopping set in 1938 a small town Russell in New Zealand. Young Mariette Carrera lives with her mother Belle, father Etienne and her two brothers and her aunt Mog. When Belle her mother was young she witnessed some thing really horrible and was forced into a life that was unacceptable for a young girl of her age. Belle keeps her past her hidden secret from her young daughter Mari. Her father Etienne has the love for the sea and boats which Mari adores her father and is following in her father's foot steps with loving the sea and boats. Aunt Mog is fabulously very cleaver at dressmaking which Mari inherits dressmaking skills from her aunt. Mari can be naughty, disobeying, devious, rebellious and very opinionated. Mari falls in love with Sam who has come to Russell to minor repairs on cargo ships. Sam is very Vile to Mari and soon the town of Russell are talking about young Mari. Mari parents think it may be best if she leaves Russell. Mari set on board a ship and leaves Russell to stay with her God parents in London just as the news is spreading that there could be war in London. Readers should be embracing themselves as there is more to Survivor than you can ever expect. I hope that many readers will enjoy reading Survivor as much as I have. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


A Flower Fairy Alphabet (Flower Fairies)
A Flower Fairy Alphabet (Flower Fairies)
by Cicely Mary Barker
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommend, 25 April 2014
I have this book and some others. All of the flower fairie books are lovely. They are very educational in helping young girls know their flowers. I think that young girls reading any of the flower fairie books opens up the young generation's mind to write stories of their own about fairies etc. All the books make lovely presents.


The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
by Cicely Mary Barker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.86

5.0 out of 5 stars recommend it, 25 April 2014
I am an older woman who has had The Complete Book Of Flower Fairies for years. It is a wonderful book full of lovely flower fairie pictures. I have this book and some others. I highly recommend all of the flower fairie books specially to the younger girls, they will love it. The book also helps young girls know the name of flowers and trees. ..


Flower Fairies Address Book
Flower Fairies Address Book
by Cicely Mary Barker
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars very pretty, 25 April 2014
I have this flower fairie address book.and I totally love it. It is very pretty with the flower fairies inside on each address page. It would make a lovley present for any one who loves flower fairies. I highlyy recommend it.


Wolf: Jack Caffery series 7
Wolf: Jack Caffery series 7
by Mo Hayder
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mo Hayder top writer, 25 April 2014
The reason I wanted to read Wolf is because I read the fantastic novel Hanging hill by Mo Hayder. Once readers find that an author has the gift to put pen to paper to make extremely nail-biting thrillers, readers come whizzing back for more. Mo Hayder has delivered a knock out thriller Wolf. We are introduced to The Anchor-Ferrers Oliver who is a scientist is being keep alive by a foreign piece flesh flickering inside his heart. Matilda Anchor-Ferrers wife believes the house is haunted. Lucia who has a little dog for comfort is still trying to recover after fourteen years ago her boyfriend was murdered by Minnet Kable in a remote woodland. The Anchor-Ferrers are staying at their remote holiday home The Turrets that is far away from any houses. Through the Anchor-Ferrers own trauma the Turrets are very security conscious locking windows with a high structure of electric gates at the end of their drive way.. The atmosphere in the Turrets is just not quite right as they realize the phone line is dead. Two men who claim to be police come to visit the Anchor- Ferrers. A trail of destruction is committed these two men hold the Anchor-Ferrers family hostage, hauling them one by one and tying them up and torturing them. The Anchor-Ferrer's have no idea why they are being held hostage and what these wicked men want .Wolf is a story that delivers chills it quite painful and frightening. Wolf has been adapted for men and women who are inspired reading thriller novels. I hope readers have a thrilling time reading Wolf as much as I have. review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


The Quick
The Quick
by Lauren Owen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.09

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Lauren Owens first novel The Quick, 24 April 2014
This review is from: The Quick (Hardcover)
I really liked The hardback book cover it is very original the cover illustration is by Jim Kay and the design is by Suzanne Dean. When you take the cover off there is an impressive owl that is engraved on the book which readers will see why there is owl on the book by reading The Quick. Inside the book at the front and at the back are lovely picture designs of owls. No need for a book marker as you have a red ribbon attached to the book to place where you leave off from reading. This book is well worth paying for and would make a lovely present for someone you know. I must point out though The Quick is impossible to resist stopping to even put the kettle on. Weaving in The Quick there is a fabulous twist of suspenseful horror which I can not say as I do not want to destroy the horrors that will take place for its readers. The Quick delivers pure excitement the children James and Charlotte live in Yorkshire in Aiskew hall a massive big house, with long corridors and breath-taking wide lawns. The garden edged by paths, big lovely old tree oaks. The Quick holds overwhelming scenes as James and Charlotte world is torn apart by tragedy first their mother dies and then sadly their father dies at home. Through out Jame's and Charlotte's lives living and growing up in Aiskew Hall all they have known is a house full of servants and a gardener. Now their father has died James is sent to school and Charlotte is live with her Aunt. Aiskew Hall their childhood home is to be shut. So much happens in The Quick. Very big twists and secrets are introduced where the story gets better and better. I loved reading The Quick by Lauren Owen. As The Quick was Lauren's first novel I am looking forward to Lauren Owen's second. The Quick is going to be the next book everyone will be talking about. I highly recommend this rewarding novel The Quick by Lauren Owen.


Hate
Hate
by Alan Gibbons
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

5.0 out of 5 stars A very good buy, 23 April 2014
This review is from: Hate (Paperback)
Hate is a very good buy from orion. Alan Gibbons novel Hate is inspired by a true story. Hate is a fiction story. The attack on the character Rosie, is based on a real attack. Alan Gibbons came to write this story of Hate after meeting Sylvia Lancaster at a teachers conference. Sylvia told the audience how her daughter, Sophie and her partner Rob both died after a savage attack in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire 24th August 2007.
Hate is a heartbreaking good story. Eve's sister, died after an unprovoked attack on her. With a dark gripping twist Anthony is the new boy who has moved from his previous home town to start a new life with his mum near Manchester road where Eve and her best friend live. A storm is brewing as Anthony is the new boy in Eves class. But Anthony is no stranger to Eve she knows he was there the night her sister Rosie was attacked. There is no escape for Anthony from Eve, she has suffered heartbreak and her family have had a lot to cope with their pain and anger that their daughter Rosie was taken away from them through a savage attack. Eve has a crazy plan in store for Anthony
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Although attacks are rare it does send chills down you when you hear about People of all ages and from all walks of life who are viciously attacked. You think times have changed, but some people are still so full of hate.

The novel Hate is a solid page turner. I recommend Hate by Alan Gibbons to all readers and book groups as there are some questions at the back of the book that can be discussed. The book Hate is a story about love, loss, hate and we see a family sharing their experience of loss. There is forgiveness and standing up against prejudice and believing in who we are. A great novel not to be missed. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


Water Music (Clare Hart)
Water Music (Clare Hart)
by Margie Orford
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.69

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars harrowing brilliant read, 21 April 2014
I am new to Margie Orford writing. I love to explore new authors. For me Water Music is a unputdownable thriller that sits right at the top of tree. I can see that Margie cares deeply about all of her characters. It is easy to believe every character and every scene. Spinning into the story, Cassie takes a nice canter on her horse through Bridle Path in Cape Town. The Bridle Path is rarely used in summer and never used in winter. As Cassie is riding through Bridle Path disaster takes a toll as the wind tore a sheet of plastic from under a tree Cassie's horse reared and Cassie came tumbling of her horse. When Cassie came to she could see a little tiny white foot, pulling the plastic of the foot shocked Cassie finds a little white girl with bruises and matted black hair she looked a so she was only three years old. Cassie phones for the mountain men to come and rescue them. The mountain, Dr Clare hart and the police arrive to take the little girl to hospital. Everyone is in the dark to who this little belongs to. The search is on to find the mother of this poor little girl who has been abandonded. Mean while a gifted girl name Rosa has gone missing from her music school, leaving her grandfather at wit's end. So much to explore is this harrowing brilliant novel. I highly recommend Water Music by Margie Orford as this is a first class suspense novel. I hope that many readers will enjoy reading Water Music as much as I have. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com.


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