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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,805 - Total Helpful Votes: 437 of 597
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
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This is author Elizabeth Little's first work of fiction, which makes this book even more exceptional. Set ten years after the murder of a socialite by (apparently) her wayward daughter, the book follows that daughter's adventures when she is released from prison early due to a technicality and embarks on a mission to find who really killed her mother.

Our heroine is one of the new breed of celebrities, equally famous and infamous, and basically famous for being famous, but beneath her superficial exterior is a young woman with surprising intelligence and strength of character, though one with a slightly wobbly moral compass.

That the author has managed to make such a… Read more
No Mercy by John Burley
No Mercy by John Burley
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Things didn't get off to an auspicious start. I felt the author was trying too hard to add an adjective to every noun, and shoehorning metaphors into his prose that felt like nothing more than filler. Add to that sections of overwhelming medical detail that serve only to prove the author is a doctor (though in this regard he's nowhere near as guilty as Robin Cook), and I was beginning to worry I wouldn't enjoy this book.

I'm happy to report that I was wrong, and while the regular mystery reader may convince themselves that they guessed the identity of the murderer early in the book, most of us will enjoy the ride, wrong turns, red herrings and all.

Unlike many novels… Read more
Sony RX100M2 Advanced Cybershot Digital Compact Ca&hellip by Sony
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm probably going to get lots of hate for this, but I returned this camera the day it arrived, not for any fault, but because I didn't like the way it handled.

I found the controls too small and fiddly for my average-sized hands, in particular the video record button is very close to where your right thumb naturally rests, and it's easy to accidentally start filming. I also didn't like the pop-up mechanism for the flash, which felt flimsy and out of place on a camera that is in most other respects very solidly built.

I was also slightly disappointed with the image quality in low light; though reasonably good, the hype surrounding the camera had led me to expect much… Read more

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