Carmen

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,946
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (214 of 295)
Location: England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,946 - Total Helpful Votes: 214 of 295
The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton
The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read., 20 Sep 2014
If you can get past the name of Reeve LeClaire feeling like it should belong in a Jackie Collins novel, this book is fantastic. It deals with long term kidnap victims and, unlike the Chelsea Cain Kick Lannigan book with the same theme, gives the characters some speck of humanity and decency to grasp at while they try to begin the never-ending ordeal of re-intergrating back into society. This makes us like them and root for them big time.

You might have to suspend belief occasionally, but this is real edge-of-the-seat stuff. I hope it's the start of a series as I would like to read more about Reeve LeClaire, despite her stupid name!
The Immortalists by Kyle Mills
The Immortalists by Kyle Mills
2.0 out of 5 stars Just daft., 16 Sep 2014
Managed almost 200 pages before I threw it across the room in annoyance after the scientist and his wife out-smarted 4 evil baddies with guns for the umpteenth time! It's just too silly and far-fetched. The characters aren't given enough depth for me to care all that much. Also, a map should be provided for the non-American readers as it's impossible to understand the distances between all the running around between states.

First and last book from this author.
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was an extremely frustrating book to read. It took over a hundred pages to get to what we knew from the blurb. All the time it felt like going one step forwards and, just as it looked as though we were finally getting on with the story, we then went 3 steps back. As each character was introduced we had to have loads of re-caps of previous anecdotes - sometimes necessary, I grant, but this was ad nauseam. It even went further than the characters. At one point Hannah, the bland 'heroine,' pulled out the sofa to hoover behind it. Not only did we get her reminiscing about where they'd purchased said sofa, but also the whole of hers and her husband's first conversation they had when… Read more

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