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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
2.0 out of 5 stars verbose and longwinded., 29 April 2013
The plot is perfectly harmless if unoriginal - modern day dreamer becomes obsessed with a mysterious castle and its inhabitants. I think I had expected something a tad more literary which is my fault for not researching more.
Kate Morton is unable to leave a noun unencumbered by less than 3 adjective. And boy does she go on..and on.
Bored (The Felix Tales Book 2) by T W G Fraser
A grisly murder happens in a most unlikely setting- a 'granny farm' and is investigated by an inspector who couldnt be less of a crime fiction cliche. Darkly comic and most enjoyable!
The Carp Pond (The Felix Tales Book 1) by T W G  Fraser
I came across this story by chance and I'm so glad I did! I don't often read short stories but they are very suited to the Kindle. The story starts of gently, a child describes their life in the countryside, we don't know where or when. It's not even clear if it's a boy or a girl, though i suppose the name 'Felix' in the title is a clue! There is mention of a war and possible danger...and gradually we are swept into an exhilarating and terrifying series of events, all of which take place in a matter of hours. Highly recommended - I'll be looking out for Fraser's next story.