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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
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A beguiling book narrated by the fairy known as Tinkerbell, this is kind of a prequel to Peter Pan but also a retelling of life on Neverland before the coming of Europeans. Tiger Lily is the adopted daughter of a shaman of a clan, like all people on the island they stop ageing at some point so daughters can seem older than their mothers. Tiger Lily is a wild spirit, a talented hunter, unable to fit in with the domestic nature of most of the tribe's female roles. And she wonders, especially about the forbidden parts of the forest. When she and Peter Pan meet something amazing happens to them both, but when Wendy appears life changes forever
Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer
Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer
Children are going missing from Exmoor, snatched from where they are left alone in vehicles with a single post it note: 'you don't love him'. Jonas Holly is returning to duty as a police officer after murder of his wife and his own near death at the hands of an unknown killer. Detective Inspector Reynolds and his DS Elizabeth Rice try to solve the puzzle against as they return to the bloody location and memories of Bauer's previous book Darkside.

There are two things I loved about this book. Bauer's evocation of the Exmoor landscape is skillful, speaking of both its isolation but also great beauty. And her characterization is impressive, there are no cliched hard drinking… Read more
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Steven's Uncle Billy disappeared aged 11, presumed killed and buried on Exmoor by serial killer Arnold Avery. Steven spends his time digging on the moor searching for his lost uncle, Billy's mother stands every day at the window waiting for him to come home and her daughter copes as best she can never knowing what has happened to her lost sibling. Steven comes up with an idea: to write to Avery and learn where his uncle is buried. Avery has patience on his side and takes up the correspondence beginning a nasty game that turns lethal when Avery learns he is writing to a child, a child the same age as the children he took and murdered.

I love Bauer's writing, Exmoor is as much a… Read more

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