Mrs. K. Milner

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (14 of 18)
Location: England


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Longbourn by Jo Baker
Longbourn by Jo Baker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning prose, 24 April 2014
I loved this book. I thought it was a compelling peek into the underside of domestic life in the Regency Period and the fact that it was based around a household I was already familiar with, for me, gave it added interest. It was also quite thought-provoking seeing such well known characters in a different and sometimes harsher light. In appearance, the young Bennet ladies were like fine swans who needed their sparse servants to paddle and toil for them so they could appear serene and unruffled on the surface. The plot was well paced, and the goings-on below more than matched, and sometimes outshone, the dramas above. The small details of the maids' harsh life such as blisters and… Read more
The Husband by Dean Koontz
The Husband by Dean Koontz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pacing, 23 July 2013
Intensity is probably my all time favourite Koontz novel and in pacing, this book gets very close to it. It's an easy read with some great twists and turns that keep you turning the pages at speed. I wasn't terrified (as I was reading Intensity) but I was entertained.

Character wise, I thought the protagonist's parents and brother were great creations and very chilling. Looking forward to some more fast-paced action, Mr Koontz!
Bad Moon Rising (#1 - D.I. Paolo Storey Crime Seri&hellip by Frances di Plino
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner, 23 July 2013
This is a fast-paced crime thriller which takes you straight into the black heart of a warped killer. I thought the plotting was excellent and very original. I'm usually quite good at figuring out whodunit but I didn't have a clue as to the perpetrator's identity until the very end.

The dialogue is snappy and the writer has a knack for bringing the written character to life. I particularly enjoyed spending time with the lead detective, Paolo Storey. Despite Paolo being deeply hurt in his personal life, his compassion and sensitivity still manage to shine through and I couldn't help rooting for him as the novel reached its terrifying climax.

I can imagine this book… Read more