Katharine Edgar

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)
Location: yorkshire uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 185,760 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
My Time, Your Time: Trust no-one... by Mary Torjussen
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a thriller, built around the fact that the internet has let us form close relationships with people we've never even met. We feel like we know them better than we know our own family - but are they really who they say they are?

The story begins when a woman's internet best friend goes missing and she travels to another continent to try to track down what's happened to her. As the story unfolds it explores the question of trust - should we really trust people more because we've met them in real life? Been to their house? Do people who are cagey have something to hide, or are people who are apparently open sometimes constructing careful personas to mislead us… Read more
The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch
The P45 Diaries by Ben Hatch
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Eighteen year old Jay is a waster, unable to hold down a job for more than a few weeks. While his longsuffering father works fifteen hour days as a Controller at the BBC, Jay steals his contacts book and makes offensive calls to celebrities.
As the book progresses, we learn more about what lies behind Jay's failure to engage with responsibility: he is suffering from grief at the loss of his mother.
Ben Hatch skilfully balances both the light humour of Jay's workplace failures with the tragedy that lies behind them, to produce a warm, moving novel that shows sympathy and understanding for all his warring characters, while making the reader laugh. I recommend this book if you want a… Read more
The Summer We All Ran Away by Cassandra Parkin
The Summer We All Ran Away by Cassandra Parkin
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Cassandra Parkin's warm-hearted and engaging debut novel takes place in a rambling house in Cornwall, flipping backwards and forwards between past and present. In the past the house was owned by a rock star, with drug-fuelled parties and a pet panther. Now it is empty, though mysteriously not derelict, with the panther's empty cage lurking in the garden. The house brings together a group of squatters, the motherly Kate, Tom, who appears to be an ex-convict, and two teenage runaways, Davey and Priss.
Parkin's lively dialogue and well-paced prose unfold the stories of both groups of inhabitants and the secrets that link them in a way that is both entertaining and moving.

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