Joanna Cannon

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (132 of 149)
Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 36,152 - Total Helpful Votes: 132 of 149
This is wonderful story of how a quiet life can become very unquiet, if your path happens to cross with the wrong person. Superbly written, with cliffhangers which pull you straight into the next chapter, The Accident had me cheering for Sue from the very beginning. I felt her terror and her frustration, and the diary entries from twenty years earlier were perfectly pitched (would you have fallen for James, when did the red flags start fluttering, and how would you have reacted?) Fabulously done.
A very cleverly woven story of secrets and lies, of relationships and doubt and desperation. Beautifully terrifying.
Cry Baby by David Jackson
Cry Baby by David Jackson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I very rarely read an entire book in a day. There is always a point where I am able to break off, resurface and get on with the rest of my life. With Cry Baby, I had no choice but to read on, and I finished it in one, perfect sitting.
This is a Just One More Chapter book. This is a book to keep you reading into the small hours, because you will (literally) be unable to put it down. The plot is woven with such skill, it will pull you from page to page, until you might actually find yourself in such a state of tension, you begin shouting into your Kindle (yes, I did that). I am very reluctant to detail anything regarding the narrative, because it would be unforgivable to spoil such… Read more
Jubilee by Shelley Harris
Jubilee by Shelley Harris
10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Hero, 29 Mar 2012
Jubilee is the story of a photograph. It's the story of how a moment in time, captured between glass and leather, can hold so much more than a thirty-year memory. Shelley Harris has created a wonderful hero in Satish. He is perfectly flawed, finding reassurance in the distance he has created between himself and others, and hiding his past within a measured life. When Satish is forced to acknowledge what happened on Jubilee Day, his self-control begins to unravel and the darker side of Cherry Gardens is exposed. This is a beautifully told story. The author's outstanding eye for detail has created an incredibly powerful book, sprinkled with fabulous memories, and anyone who was there will be… Read more