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One Step Too Far
One Step Too Far
by Tina Seskis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars advance reading copy, 3 May 2014
This review is from: One Step Too Far (Paperback)
One Step to Far is stunningly brilliant, with very clever twists. I really enjoyed the character Emily Coleman although she had done a bad thing that is what made her really interesting to read. I found that Emily just seemed really to bounce of the pages. Emily Coleman has a happy marriage for five years and a beautiful son with a lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman wake up one morning and decide to walk out and leave her husband and son behind. No-one knows why and no-one knows her secret.
In July 2010 Emily leaves her home on a train to London. Once Emily arrives at Euston train station she takes off her wedding ring and leaves it there. In London no-one will know her story she is now anonymous. This is where she leaves her old life to begin a new one. Emily knows she must not think of all of the people that she left behind.
Emily has created a new name for herself she is now Catherine Brown. The lie she will tell everyone is that she has just split up from her boyfriend and felt like she needed a change. Emily's new life as Catherine in London means she will have to get a job to survive. Emily has thought all this through she has invented a new CV with her new name, new address,new mobile number and a new hotmail address. To add to lies she goes one step to far and puts two references from two big firms in Manchester where she has never worked.
I highly recommend One Step to Far to all readers that like reading stories with the full ingredients of twists.You can buy One Step to Far is available from the 24th April 2014 from Penguin books.
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The Son
The Son
by Jo Nesbo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Expertly Written, 1 May 2014
This review is from: The Son (Hardcover)
Expertly written. Jo Nesbo never fails to delight his fans base of huge amount of readers. I have read The Snowman which is literally unputdownable. The Son is an absolute page turner, you will just keep moving the pages. The Son is so spectacular full of urgency to read on. Jo Nesbo is in a strong field among the strongest crime writers that appeals to wider audience for men and woman.
The story enters in a eleven-square-metre prison cell at Oslo jail. People had said that Sonny had killed two people as a teenager and his father had been a corrupt police officer. But it appears that people are whispering that Sonny a model prisoner is in prison and serving time for someone else, that he doesn't just listen, he confesses to their crimes why readers will find out as the story progresses. Sonny Lofthus is hooked on heroin. Sonny smuggled heroin inside prison with him that was carefully hidden inside his bible. Inspector Simon Kefas is a dedicated police officer. Simon has worked for the Oslo police force for years. He's just been assigned a murder investigation and a new partner, all on the same day. Both of them knew Sonny's father. To Sonny he was the man he idolised, to Simon he was his best friend. Both were left devastated when his corruption was revealed. But neither of them knew the truth.
Johnannes Halden an inmate that is suffering from cancer and has to have cancer treatment he tells people that he has no one on the outside of prison waiting for him. Johnannes helps Sonny to escape from prison. All the govenors of Oslo prison including Alrid Franck knew it was Johnannes that planned Sonny's escape.
Arlid Franck calls for twenty-four hour's blackout to find Sonny Lofthus. But his boss dismissed this idea the boss knew this was not something they could keep under wraps. Sonny Lofthus was a killer and the boss thought that the public was entitled to warned about Sonny. They knew that they needed to circulate Sonny's picture to the media to help find him. Franck knew that circulating pictures was very unlikely to be very effective as any of the photos they had of Sonny Lofthus were from when he was jailed twelve years ago when he had long hair and a beard. The police are out looking for Sonny. Arild Franck knew it was only a matter of time before he got a call from a reporter asking him why the breakout has not been public. A heart racing read wondering will Sonny be found and taken back to Oslo prison or will he live a new lve a new life and never been found? I recommend The Son to every reader with its high volume of twists and turns. I hope that all readers enjoy reading The Son by Jo Nesbo as much as I have. Review on Ireadnovels.wordpress.com


Panic
Panic
by Lauren Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars PANIC THE GAME, 30 April 2014
This review is from: Panic (Hardcover)
This my first book by Lauren Oliver who is New York's Time best-selling author. Panic is published Hodder & Stoughton.I loved how different Panic is. I have never read a story about a game before. The unusual story of a game gives the setting such power and depth. Lauren Oliver knows how to invent a broader of characters that you may like or be wary of. The energy just flows through the game of panic. The novel Panic is a very easy gripping read.
About the novel Panic it is a game that is played by Carp High school. Its Saturday, June 18th. Two judges plan the game, name the challenges, deliver instructions, award and deduct points. The Two judges are picked in secret, and sworn to secrecy. They must not be subjected to bribes. No information, or leaks must be let out.
The players of the game Panic are not to know what in the game to expect so know one can prepare. It is partly the unexpected, of never-knowing what to expect that weeds the players out one by one. The prize money of $50,000, after fees are deducted and the judges who ever they are take their cut.
The starting amount of cash prize in the past where one bought a lemon yellow Ford,and another bought herself new teeth.
As the game of Panic started Heather stood on the ridge, suddenly petrified, afraid to jump. Dodge had a secret he knew something about Panic, he knew more about it, probably, than any of the other people on the beach.
I highly recommend Panic a story full of challenges exploring the true meaning of hope and fear. I hope that many readers buy Panic and enjoy the story as much as I have. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


All the Rage
All the Rage
by A.L. Kennedy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A. L. Kennedy, 29 April 2014
This review is from: All the Rage (Hardcover)
I have never read a book by A.L. Kennedy before so I am new to her writing prose. A. L. Kennedy has has published elven fiction books, All the Rage is book twelve. She has also had published three non - fiction books. All the Rage is a short book of 210 pages, that consists of twelve short stories. Each story holds its own theme in relationships. The stories are ways at looking of love,or the lack of love in a relationship. Some of the characters have suffered disaffection or emotional damage where some one in the relationship can not shake off the hurt of feelings and loss. It shows the devastating of a failed marriage. A nother theme is like a uncomfortable lunch, say between two apparent strangers, can culminate in a passionate kiss. You do not know this man. He is a stranger. Only he's not. There is lots of kind of sex talk between couples. In all honesty these short stories are not my type of reading. But I did not know what reference these short stories would be about. If you like reading about couples loves life then I am sure you will love this book. There are some great more to the point reviews on Amazon for readers to read up on. I would say that All the Rage is for men and women to read. All the Rage published by Joannathan Cape.
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Bodies of Light
Bodies of Light
by Sarah Moss
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.40

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical novel, 28 April 2014
This review is from: Bodies of Light (Hardcover)
Bodies of Light brings us a beautiful written historical novel set Victorian Manchester. The modern novel about a family with a 19th - century setting.Elizabeth Sanderson has been brought up by her mother's strict up bringing to believe in god say prayers and read the Bible Elizabeth is very religious she likes to feed the poor and save the prositutes than embracing the challenges of motherhood.It has come to the time in Elizabeth's life that she is set to marry in a wedding dress of pebble - grey cut to a length of rough silk that was a christmas from Alfred. Elizabeth invited all the women from her welfare society.Her husband who is an artist who loves to paint . Giving birth to Ally who cries so much drives Elizabeth to evil thoughts. Having a screaming baby is such a rollercoaster change of life for Elizabeth.Unfolding in the story Elizabeth is unsympathetic to her baby crying she knew that before the baby was born she was full of light. Dramatically she would say take my baby give me back my own life and lord. People would say to Elizabeth poor baby which Elizabeth felt upset about as no - one would say poor Elizabeth tired and thirsty and bored beyond despair. Ally grew up intelligent with a losing battle to gain her mother's approval and effection. As Ally grew older she left home to escape the terrors of her childhood and to begin a new life in London. Ally's sister May liked to pose for the artists in her father's circle. A splendid story for readers who like to read historical stories set in the Victorian 19th century. Body of Light is published 10th April 2014. Sarah Moss has also wrote two other fiction novels Cold Earth, and Night waking. Sarah has also wrote a non fiction novel Names for the Sea.Bodies of Light is her third fiction book. I hope that many readers will pick up a copy of Bodies of Light and enjoy reading it as much as I have. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com


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

2 of 2 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: £15.20

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. ..


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