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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a struggle, 27 Mar 2014
I have read "Me before You" and "The last letter from your lover" and found them both to be fantastic reads. I had just finished reading "The One PLus One" and was so aghast at having finished yet another brilliant book, I was suffering JoJo Moyes withdrawal symptoms. So on the assumption that if three of her books had been so brilliant and absorbing, then it must continue into all her books. Hence my buying this one.

Wrong. I probably won't finish this. I have been struggling through it, hoping it will warm up a bit and become a bit more engaging but I got to be honest, I am finding it really boring, and reading it is a bit of a chore. Looking at… Read more
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
2.0 out of 5 stars Wading through mud, 26 Feb 2014
I have read both "What Alice Forgot" and also "The Husbands' Secret", an experience I would liken to eating a bag massive bag of honey roasted peanuts. You know you should put the peanuts down and do something else, but they are just so enjoyable you can't stop, and the nearer you get to the bottom of the bag, the tastier they are getting". Ie, I thoroughly enjoyed the both of them and devoured the both of them in one hit.

This one is a bit different - I struggled a bit with it. It was more akin to drinking a massive bottle of water. You can only do it in small sittings and each one gets boring very quickly. I didn't like ANY of the main characters, and… Read more
The War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen
The War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great., 21 Nov 2013
I loved Tamar Cohen's "The Mistress's Revenge" and was thus very much looking forward to reading this one. I have to admit, I struggled with it, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much.

The notion is great - Simon dies. He has his funeral, his wife attends with their children, and at the funeral she meets with another woman, and her daughter, who claim that THEY are the wife and child of the deceased Simon. On top of that, they discover between them all sorts of things that allude to SImon not being the guy he thought he was. As a result of his shady transactions it seems that financially, neither family are as well off as they thought they were. Cue for lots of animosity,… Read more

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