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Home Grown (Terror Strikes From Within)
Home Grown (Terror Strikes From Within)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed - couldnt' put it down, 8 Nov 2012
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What a find - bought when it was free and would now have paid for it. It's a long book and took ages to read but I kept going back to it. It has several strands that all come together. It's completely believable and seeing most of the book from Taz's point of view is really different as you can see how some Muslims can become radicalised. There's a good twist towards the end that I hadn't seen coming. It's actually quite scary as this could actually happen! One for fans of Tom Clancy - I hope Mr Turney writes more like this.
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Blood Guilt (A crime thriller novel with a unique premise)
Blood Guilt (A crime thriller novel with a unique premise)

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and gritty - fascinating read, 20 Nov 2011
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This is a fantastic crime thriller with a unique premise - just like the cover and blurb say.
After remembering that the first chapters are setting the unique premise up you are free to enjoy the detail about settling into a hard life in Sheffield as an ex-con. Can't say too much without letting details out and you really need to read it and think and see if it turns out how you think. Oh - it won't. There are lots of twists and turns, lots of changing who you empathise with. I think I felt most sorry for Harlan's (ex)wife Eve who he constantly ignores and runs from.
The book has many different themes, love, redemption, families, happiness, gambling, paedophilia, murder, abduction.... get it and enjoy!


The Society Of Dirty Hearts (A crime thriller novel)
The Society Of Dirty Hearts (A crime thriller novel)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on Blood Guilt - an OK read, 20 Nov 2011
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Found this after being really pleased with Blood Guilt by Ben Cheetham. Am I sorry I did? Yes partly because it was nowhere near as well constructed, as interesting or as satisfying at the end. It's far too odd a premise to start with, the characters are really odd without much explanation as to why and I can't see why the first part about Julian's gran having ESP is even in the book as it never reappears. I felt let down with this book after enjoying Blood Guilt so much.
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They Almost Always Come Home
They Almost Always Come Home
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story - but not a thriller/mystery, 20 Nov 2011
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Picked this up when it was free in Kindle store and not sure that I'd have paid the full price of over 7 for this to chance an unknown author. However, this is a good story from the perspective of Libby to start with and then a smaller part from her husband's perpsective. Ok, so it's not big on thriller, mystery or suspense -basically Libby takes her friend father in law to the Canadian wilderness to try and find her husband who hasn't returned from a trip alone there. The twists are in how and why her husband went there and in what happened to him while there. Is it all 100% believable? You decide.
I enjoyed the story and would look at something by this author again. Yes, there are faith references throughout but they are part of the story and of the characters more than anything else.


Are We Nearly There Yet?: A Family's 8000 Miles Around Britain in a Vauxhall Astra
Are We Nearly There Yet?: A Family's 8000 Miles Around Britain in a Vauxhall Astra
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, touching, laugh out loud through and through, 19 Nov 2011
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What a read. If you wanted a travelogue book, you'll be missing out on the other half of this touching, human story about the effects travelling round the UK, staying in a different hotel each night, has on a young family. Not only is it interesting to read about the places they stay and the attractions they visit but there is far more interest in the relationships between the family and Ben's Dad who is terminally ill. However, the funniest lines belong to the innocent things the kids say throughout the book - there are times you will be chuckling to yourself.
Oh yes, it is partly a travel book too. But don't buy it just for this.


Compromised
Compromised
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting - couldn't put it down, 19 Nov 2011
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This review is from: Compromised (Kindle Edition)
What a read! This is a fast moving, involving read about special forces, Northern Ireland and terrorists - showing various sides of a gripping story. It's hard not to feel sorry for Maxwell and I totally understood his actions through the book. It's a refreshing change to read a hard hitting story about recent UK troubles rather than another 'set in the USA' story. Keyte is an author to look out for more from - the research is meticulous and adds to the period (well it is 20 years ago now) detail.
Download, read, enjoy.


Someone to Save You (suspense mystery)
Someone to Save You (suspense mystery)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story - holds your attention, 23 Oct 2011
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Having read 'The One you Love' and not really getting on with it or into it, I thought I'd give 'Someone to Save You' a chance - particularly as it was free in Kindle store.
It's a good story that moves along at a pace. Yes there are some convenient occurences and some big jumps to fill parts of the story in but I don't feel that detracted from my reading at all.
The story focuses on Sam and what happens to him in terms of the killer of his sister, his ex best friend, his wife and the events surrounding a fatal train crash.
I didn't find any proofing errors or problems with names like other reviewers so these must have been fixed. I'd recommend this to anyone - it's always good to read UK based crime and suspense.


Touch (DI Charlotte Savage)
Touch (DI Charlotte Savage)

34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UK based crime at its best..., 20 Oct 2011
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Picked this up from Kindle top 100 based on reading other's reviews and I am really glad I found Mark Sennen and I hope he continues this character in more books.
This is a well written, fast moving story with lots of atmosphere to conjure up the landscape of the West country. After getting a little confused at the start as to what was happening with how the story changed between the different characters, I soon got totally immersed in the story and couldn't read this fast enough.
Other reviewers make comments about Savage's backstory, her nanny and husband but this really isn't the focus of the story. The officers she works with are believeable, as are the motivations and actions of the characters she seeks.
Try this and you'll be glad you did.
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Passenger 13 (Ben Hope eBook originals)
Passenger 13 (Ben Hope eBook originals)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short read for all Ben Hope fans, 2 Oct 2011
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For once, a short read in ebook form which really adds to the series it precedes. The action is fast and uncrompomising throughout and chases across the Atlantic. It acts as a really good insight into Ben Hope and parts of the future series, especially if you have read others in the series.


Rose Red #1 ~ Snow White (A DCI Cass Rose thriller)
Rose Red #1 ~ Snow White (A DCI Cass Rose thriller)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Patchy in places - disappointment for those who loved Sugar and Spice, 2 Oct 2011
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After loving Sugar and Spice, I was over the moon to find more by this author but actually wish I hadn't now. I downloaded this to read on holiday and saved it as I guessed after Sugar and Spice it would be a treat. What a shame.
There are too many cliches. I didn't really get the Snow White aspect of it apart from Ruby always wanting to be read the fairy tale. There is the lesbian detective (Rose Red), her posh barrister lover who apparently can't cook or clean, the eastern european immigrant nanny, chauvinistic male detectives, kids who know more than they let on etc etc.
This could have been the start of a great series in the style of Simon Kernick or Peter James but is very disappointing. I was reading along , willing it to become better but it didn't and I may download future books in this series just to see if they improve rather than in eager anticipation of exciting reads. I was gripped by Sugar and Spice in its style, its content and how it dealt with the controversial subjects. Please Saffina get back to this style of writing!


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