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Lighter Than Air by Susan Pope
Lighter Than Air by Susan Pope
Airman Jonno's nightmares and apparent flashbacks seem to have connections with Nazi Germany and the Hindenberg disaster. We follow the stories of two couples, Jonno and his fiance Lisa, and Karl and Elizabeth in Stuttgart in the 1930s. This is a very believable story which works well in both time frames and also in tying the two times together. It makes an excellent, fascinating story which ties in beautifully with the well-researched historical details concerning airships in Nazi Germany. The characters are well-developed and likeable and the story flows smoothly between past and present events. I was gripped right from the start and as problems in Jonno's and Karl's lives escalated I… Read more
The Carrier (Culver Valley Crime) by Sophie Hannah
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I found this to be the best Sophie Hannah novel yet. It is full of delicious slightly off-kilter characters with whom I can still identify - or is that just me? The convoluted relationships between family and friends create smokescreens which hide the truth. I love the language used and the dark humour shown by the character Gaby, together with the twists and turns of the plot and few characters being what they seem. The continually evolving relationship and characters of Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse, together with the other police personnel, add to and interweave with the rest of the plot.
The Orphan Choir (Hammer) by Sophie Hannah
The Orphan Choir (Hammer) by Sophie Hannah
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant! This is an excellent inclusion in the series of Hammer horror novels. I started off thinking that Louise, mother of chorister Joseph, is suffering from increasing paranoia and overreacting somewhat to noise issues, not helped by her husband's lack of support. Her solutions to the problems seem rather excessive and dramatic. However, as the story moves on, it gets more and more shocking and I was filled with a great sense of foreboding. The writing is convincing in the mundane details at the start, but builds up to a great beauty and delicacy that completely moved me in the description of the Orphan Choir. The suspense towards the end actually made me gasp aloud as things started… Read more