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Lasting Damage (Culver Valley Crime) by Sophie Hannah
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tortuous, 12 Mar 2011
I loved Sophie Hannah's first three books in this series. But since then I have been reading them in hope of a return to form, only to be more disappointed each time. 'Lasting Damage' was tortuous. The plot was ridiculous, the dialogue was inane, the characters, as usual, two dimensional, unlikely and almost entirely unlikeable. It is so difficult to care about the book's events when almost all the characters are despicable ! I kept on with the book out of strong curiosity; a need to know how the plot could possibly be resolved. But I couldn't wait for it to be over and I won't buy any more in this series.
The Other Half Lives (Culver Valley Crime) by Sophie Hannah
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 15 July 2009
I loved Sophie Hannah's previous three psychological thrillers, however 'The Other Half Lives' was a huge disappointment. Having looked forward to reading it I was greatly relieved to finally finish it. The plot was so convoluted and twisted that this seemed to be the entire point of the book, rather than the story itself. The book was as tedious as the relationship between the priniciple characters Simon and Charlie is becoming. There was barely another sympathetic character in the book. There were pages and pages and more pages of explanation of the dreary plot and the 'reveal' itself went on for chapters. The final scene with one of the principle characters gasping out her version of… Read more
Acer Aspire 5715Z Notebook Laptop, Intel Pentium D&hellip by Acer
Acer Aspire 5715Z Notebook Laptop, Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 1.6GHz, 15.4" TFT, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard-drive, DVD±RW, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, WiFi, Vista Home Premium
I was nervous about buying a laptop for my twins, aged 11 and ten year old. Although I use one myself I am a bit of a novice. However I've been delighted with this product. It was exceptional value, I managed to set it up in a short time, including very easy to use parental controls. Even linking it to the other laptop, printer and internet via wi-fi was made easy by on-screen instructions. have seen it written that it is not good for playing… Read more

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