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The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt 3)
The Hunter (Wyatt Hunt 3)
by John Lescroart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hardly a crime thriller, 28 Mar. 2013
A crime is indeed committed, more than one in fact, but the story line seems to be more about private investigator wyatt hunt's family, how he was adopted and then had to face this fact forty odd years later which led him having a breakdown. The characters were weak. And once wyatt's relationship with one of his colleagues developed there was so much "i'm scared to lose you" ..."you wont lose me" stuff which was repetitive and boring. A crime thriller this was certainly not. I doubt i would read any further books by lescroart.


Partners in Crime: Two Logan and Steel Short Stories (Bad Heir Day and Stramash) (Logan McRae)
Partners in Crime: Two Logan and Steel Short Stories (Bad Heir Day and Stramash) (Logan McRae)
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Steel and logan....fab pair, 24 Mar. 2013
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Two short stories from the fabulous stuart mcbride giving us the hilarious logan and steel with guthrie thrown in the mix also. Well worth buying. Though some folk may be disappointed in that a fair bit gives a preview of his new book "close to the bone" (which actually was a disappointment) it is still worth downloading and reading.


A Season for the Dead (Nic Costa Mysteries Book 1)
A Season for the Dead (Nic Costa Mysteries Book 1)
Price: £4.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Look forward to reading the rest in the series, 24 Mar. 2013
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Ive already read one of david hewson 'nic costa' series and enjoyed it so thought i would start at the beginning. Once you get your head round the italian names and places it becomes a very good read. The descriptive aspects of the book must be good because i could visualise in an instant without having to read and reread. Its not a who dunnit as the killer is identified about half way though. Its more of a why. i think this is a very good start to a series which i am very much looking forward to reading.


The Nightmare
The Nightmare
by Lars Kepler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Deserves four and a half stars, 7 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The Nightmare (Paperback)
Had me hooked from the start and didnt let go. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Didnt quite grasp joona's relationship to disa but that is minor. The chapters are short which is good, for me, for a book of almost 600 pages long but it is one of those where you think to yourself, "i'll read to end of chapter' and before you know it you are onto the next and next. This is a thriller with twists that will keep you guessing, it has heart beating moments of suspense and fear. It does relate to arms dealing but that is not really what the story is all about as another reviewer alluded to, in my view. That is the consequence (or reasoning) for the plot/story. I could visualise the characters and follow the story as if i was following from above as a shadow. Not sure why i havent given this book five stars except maybe to keep the authors on their toes to deliver something as equally as good. Loved it and i will be keeping this book to read again. God books need read in hard form and kept and not for kindles....this is one of them. Ive bought it, ive read it and i am keeping it. I will, without question, buy the next book by these authors (Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril..aka lars keplar).


Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well, 24 Feb. 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written in that i could visualise exactly the whats and wheres. Its great rebus is back and hopefully scotlands finest police force will see sense and take him back and maybe the next book will have a better ending. I say this in that the ending to the story seemed rushed or even as if ian rankin got fed up and just wrote something quick to end it. Reminds me of a story my son did in school which i thought was great and really enjoying until he obviously got bored and finished it off with "everyone got tired so they all went home. The end". Obviously this book didnt quite end as blunt but not what is expected of an author especially of ian rankins calibre. Look forward to the next book. Love rebus. Lets hope the endings better.....never mind deadlines....we'll wait. If a job is worth doing it worth doing well!


Close to the Bone (Logan McRae, Book 8)
Close to the Bone (Logan McRae, Book 8)
by Stuart MacBride
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing wait, 24 Feb. 2013
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I have loved the logan macrae series and waited excitedly for this one. I was disappointed with this book. If you havent read the series it might be okay but if you have be prepared for a lack of 'depth'. This book doesnt take you into the real lives of the characters which is a real shame. It skimmed over it all and even the gore was lacking. In previous logan macrae books my heart raced with the horror and laughed out loud at the humour, black and otherwise. This book did neither. Lets hope stuart gets back to the lives and loves of logan, steel, rennie and co with the laughs and horrors all thrown in that gives a great read. Sadly this book did not.


In the Blood (Carson Ryder, Book 5)
In the Blood (Carson Ryder, Book 5)
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard going, 2 Feb. 2013
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There was quite a lot i didnt like about this story. The story line couldnt hold my attention and probably one of the reasons i couldnt remember who half the folk referred to were. A baby goes missing in what seems to be a violent mystery in the beginning but appears safe and sound with mum, or should it be 'mom' and dad at the end. I wouldnt normally tell the end of the story but frankly its not worth reading to get to the end so i'm saving you some money. I gave it 2 stars because that means "i didnt like it" and i didnt ...1 star would mean i hated it....and as ive read a book i couldnt finish as it was so bad, this would be a 1 star. I finished this book and was so glad to, took me ages. Very dispointed again with this author as i have read one of his books in this series which i really enjoyed. Im giving up on him for now.


Dregs (William Wisting Mystery Book 6)
Dregs (William Wisting Mystery Book 6)
Price: £1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good starter, 7 Jan. 2013
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Whilst not the first book written by j l horst it is the first translated into english. Someone said in another review that this was probably the best written hence its the first to be translated. Some else said it was a pity that they couldnt read the earlier books. Personally, and with experience, i would agree that this is probably the best and i wont read previous books should they get translated but i will certainly read onwards from this book. Good story and well written and translated. Characters are believeable and a good balance of describing scenes. Lots of potential.
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LIE: The Love & Terror Cult
LIE: The Love & Terror Cult
Price: £12.51

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Played it once....dont think i will again, 5 Jan. 2013
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I heard a song from this album (think i may have got that wrong!) which i thought sounded really good. Bought the album and didnt like any of it. Hippie and repetetive. I am not an expert...just like what i like and this isnt an album i like very much. Wish i hadnt bought it.


The Forgotten
The Forgotten
by David Baldacci
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere as good as camel club series, 13 Dec. 2012
This review is from: The Forgotten (Paperback)
I have really enjoyed david baldacci books and this one was quite good for the most part but by far from being his best. The camel club books were excellent but this one left me thinking "quite good". The storyline and its characters were good but it was the ending that was dissapointing and a bit flat. I like the storyline between puller and his retired general alzhemic father and also his jailed brother, though i think in this book the background and the interaction between puller and his brother a bit "lost" and i wasnt too sure where the brother fitted in. I enjoyed the book but it didnt leave me feeling "wow, that was really good". And instead of making me desperately wanting to read his next book, i think i'll try some other author now and come back to db sometime in the future.


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