Elaine Tomasso

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (469 of 609)
Location: Troon. Uk


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,084 - Total Helpful Votes: 469 of 609
White Death by Daniel Blake
White Death by Daniel Blake
4.0 out of 5 stars Action packed, 19 Aug 2014
The murder of no1. chess player's mother and a priest kick start a tortuous investigation into a serial killer who is stealing excised flesh, the head and one arm of his victims and leaving a tarot card as his calling card. It's obviously not a book for the squeamish but if you don't mind a bit of gruesomeness this is a good read. The plot has all the requisite twists and turns, some more obvious than others but my eyes did glaze a bit when they discussed chess (the thought processes involved are too much like hard work for me). It's action all the way so there's not much to say about characterisation as none are particularly developed but I don't feel it distracted from the read in any way.
HIGH BEAM: A DI John Mahoney Murder Mystery (The D&hellip by sjbrown
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice effort, 18 Aug 2014
I quite enjoyed this book, which I presume to be a first novel. The plot was interesting, plausible and well thought out and it was pleasant to read. It could, however, do with a fair bit of judicious editing. There were a few typos, but nothing too obvious or annoying. The characters were a bit underdeveloped, but, again, nothing too serious. Lastly I felt there was a lot of waffle about places and Aussie rules football, amongst others, which could have been cut and enhanced the narrative. This is not a bad book, just a little disorganised in bits as if the author was feeling his way and it would not stop me reading another in the series.
Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay
Never Saw it Coming by Linwood Barclay
4.0 out of 5 stars Never saw it coming, 16 Aug 2014
I have not read Clouded Vision so I'm reviewing this novel as it stands. It is a typical Linwood Barclay novel, maybe a little shorter than his previous offerings, in that it has plenty of twists and turns that I never saw coming (ha ha) and an easy to read style of writing which draws you in. If you want a bit of escapism for a few hours this is a good read.

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