Elaine Tomasso

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,141
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (494 of 638)
Location: Troon. Uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,141 - Total Helpful Votes: 494 of 638
Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg
Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 21 Sep 2014
Tobias and Ebba return to a house she inherited, a house her whole family disappeared from in the 70s. The police get involved when someone sets the house on fire. What unfolds from there is the gripping tale of what happened to the family told alternately from the present day and the history of Ebba's foremothers (is that a word?). There are also various subplots which keep the narrative going, some of which have their roots in previous books but are explained for new readers. I really enjoy this series as the characters are pleasant and well drawn and Ms Lackberg has an easy, intimate style of writing which makes you feel part of the story. The plot is also very good with plenty of twists… Read more
Black Lies, Red Blood (Inspector Ann Lindell) by Kjell Eriksson
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 21 Sep 2014
I enjoyed Mr Eriksson's first books but I can't say that about this or the previous book (The Hand That Trembles) as they did not hold my attention. I think Black Lies, Red Blood is very realistic with Ann Lindell's attention to the case, a missing schoolgirl, distracted by problems in her love life which lead her up blind alleys and to make false assumptions. At the same time, the said problem is a suspect in the murder of a homeless man. Realism, however, in this case does not make for an interesting novel but rather a disorganised sprawl and by the end I didn't care whodunit I just wanted shot of Lindell and Brant's love life.
Minds That Hate by Bill Kitson
Minds That Hate by Bill Kitson
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 17 Sep 2014
I downloaded this book today and have read it in one sitting. The plot is intricate with racist politicians fomenting revolt on the Westlea estate and at the same time a convicted rapist and murderer returns home after serving his sentence. I'm not going to say how it all ties together but it is convoluted. The main characters are all pleasant and their banter is very down to earth, natural and feels very comfortable to read. I wish Mr Kitson had a wider audience as his books are excellent.

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