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Autumn Killing: Malin Fors 3 by Mons Kallentoft
Autumn Killing: Malin Fors 3 by Mons Kallentoft
This, the third instalment of the Malin Fors series follows the same format as the previous two. The author has a distinctive writing style and part of the narrative is written in the voice of the victims of the crimes Malin Fors is investigating. Some readers have found this irritating, but I feel this device works quite effectively. In this book Malin Fors is in personal trouble. She is drinking hard and trying to rebuild her relationships after the traumatic events which occurred for her family at the end of the previous book. (I would probably recommend reading this series in order but it isn't essential). The killing under investigation is of a local boy made good enough to return to… Read more
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
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Review from my 12 year old daughter below ...
This is a good book set in Nazi Germay. It is about a girl called Gretchen who is a favourite of Adolf Hitler. However she meets some Jews and wonders whether Uncle Dolf was right about them. She befriends a Jew and finds out more about their lives. I would recommend this book to 10-14 year olds and anyone who enjoys historical novels, particularly if you enjoyed the Book Thief as I did.
There are more books to be published in this series and I will be looking out for them when they come out as I enjoyed this one.
In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman
In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit hard going, 24 July 2014
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This is quite a hard novel, not one to be embarked on lightly. It plays with ideas from Maths and Psychology against the backdrop of the modern world although the plot itself isn't always sufficiently strong to sustain the reader's interest. If you are prepared to give this the time it deserves, then you will probably get quite a lot from it, although I found it quite hard work.

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