K. Clarke

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Karen Clarke
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (51 of 69)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 27,965 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 69
Little Egypt (Salt Modern Fiction) by Lesley Glaister
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 20 May 2014
Another triumph for the supremely talented Lesley Glaister. I've read all her books, and a new one is a treat to look forward to. Little Egypt was well worth the wait, as original and atmospheric as her previous books, with brilliantly developed characters, dealing with obsession, neglect and madness. I loved the descriptions of Egyptology, of which I knew nothing before, and the 1920s setting - described in flashbacks by the main character, Isis, now an old woman - was brought vividly to life. It's a macabre and deeply sinister tale in parts, and darkly humorous in others.

Hard to sum up in a way that will do the book justice, I can only recommend that you read it!
The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, 2 May 2014
Another superb novel from my favourite crime writer. I think this was her best to date. As dark, unsettling, atmospheric and wryly humorous as ever, but the author's superb characterisation and dialogue is what raises her stories above others in the genre, in my opinion - along with a totally original plot, and twists I never see coming. As usual, I read it far too quickly, and now wish that I hadn't!
The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 25 April 2014
I couldn't put this down once I'd started. Atmospheric, well-written and tightly plotted, it gripped from the word go. I loved that the story was told from alternating viewpoints, which gave greater insight into both main characters, and I felt strongly for both of them. It's a subtly layered novel - as a study of grief the story is totally believable, but it's an intriguing thriller too. I actually felt the ending lent itself to a sequel... which I wouldn't complain about at all!

Great debut.

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