H. Lacroix

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,768
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (1,238 of 1,763)
Location: France
In My Own Words:
I teach English and I love my job.
Some of my favourite books: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice,Adam Bede,A prayer for Owen Meany, Bleak House,What a carve up,the tree of hands, A certain justice,a word child, Les MisÚrables, les rois maudits...
I love Mozart, Puccini, Mahler, Abba, Pink Floyd, the Stranglers, the Editors, Simple Minds, Kate Bush...
Favourite doctor Who episode Blink, lots of favour… Read more

Interests
I love reading obviously, going to the pictures, listening to music, cooking, chatting with my friends and having them over for tea or lunch and obviously visiting the UK and Ireland as often as I can. Love Ireland, Scotland and have found paradise i… Read more
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,768 - Total Helpful Votes: 1238 of 1763
That Way Murder Lies by Ann Granger
That Way Murder Lies by Ann Granger
Allison Jenner , married to a wealthy man who adores her, should be the happiest of women. But she is also the recipient of poison pen letters threatening to expose a moment in her life she would rather forget. A quarter of a century should have been enough to bury the fact that she once stood trial for the murder of her elderly aunt Freda. Although she was acquitted, someone believes she should still suffer for what she is supposed to have done. And when her stepdaughter is horribly murdered and the body arranged the way her aunt Freda's was found all those years ago it seems as if peace will forever elude her...But Toby Smythe, her husband's cousin, through his friend Meredith, knows just… Read more
The Strange Fate Of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
The Strange Fate Of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
3.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable, no more..., 15 Aug 2014
This second book featuring Laurence Bartram takes us to a Wiltshire Estate, Easton Deadall, where William Bolitho, his architect friend, has found employment designing a maze and improving farmers' cottages. Laurence joins him to give his expert opinion on the local church, a small but quite remarkable building. A slightly thin pretext I thought, hardly explaining why he should be a guest there for several weeks. In the course of his stay there, he will be made aware of the thirteen-year-old family tragedy , when the five-year-old daughter of the house disappeared one night, never to be seen again.
This second installment is not as successful as the first as I found the story rather… Read more
The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1 by Graeme Simsion
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pointless..., 31 July 2014
I am once again faced with a difficult problem namely trying to understand why a perfectly mediocre book found such favour with the public. I can't honestly find any reasons why it should be so.'The Rosie Project' is nothing more than a basic romance with two dimensional characters who have no personal charm, no distinctive character, no depth... The storyline is very run of the mill. Two people meet who are so unsuited one to the other that it is obvious they'll be madly in love before long and will, after a few unsuccessful attempts, find true love and live happily ever after. Even the fairytales of my youth had more clever and twisted plots .Notwithstanding the fact they ended in the… Read more

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