- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 594 KB
- Print Length: 253 pages
- Publisher: Popham Gardens Publishing (7 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005E0QXES
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The opening line of chapter three, ' It was time to kill him' followed by her calling out, 'Garry, I can hear a noise in the cellar,' is wonderful. If this were a film the response would be a shouted exhortation not to go anywhere near the cellar from the audience. Garry, of course, is far from blameless, but Gloria takes any personal slight to extremes.
A chilling and highly effective novel, well worth the five stars, and excellent value at this price point. Highly recommended.
It is an interesting story competently written in plain, clear language, and possesses a genuine sense of momentum to carry the reader along. Above all else, it has Gloria, the villain of the piece. The internal thoughts of some of the other characters are sometimes a little too simplistic or childlike, perhaps, and some of the interactions and actions (or inactions in some cases) occasionally don't ring true. (For example, the married couple Gloria victimises, being the people they are, would certainly have called the police in to investigate.) But these are small quibbles which generally do not detract from the entertainment.
I would recommend this novel for the character of Gloria alone, which is a wonderful portrait of the bitter, negative and small-minded banality of real-world evil.
I bought this because it was reasonably priced and sounded a good thriller. I was not disappointed. It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
I loved the author and hope she writes more. Sometimes you find a real gem in these 86p books so I do urge you not to dismiss them because they are cheap.
More importantly, please do leave feedback as this is also very important to help others choose wisely.
Back to the story which flowed beautifully:
I booed and hissed the villains and wanted them to get their just desserts. I willed the hero and heroine to end up together despite the odds stacked against them. I loved the ideal of the collection of dolls. I loved Gloria, who was completely nutty and bonkers. Sometimes I just couldn't believe what I was reading!
Well written, great command of English with only a couple of typo's which didn't detract from the story one iota.
If you want a thriller - then give this book a try. Good luck to you with this book Joanna Stephen-Ward. I thoroughly recommend it to all.
For me, the storyline was quite chilling and I was completly drawn into it.
I haven't read the this author's work before, I must say she's an excellent writer.
A good, quick, easy read, I award this novel 4 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave jut started reading this and can't put it down. This authour has a talent for crime story telling. Must go want to carry on readingPublished 3 months ago by sj
everyone gets their just deserts, except gloria's murder victims, who did not deserve to die. author has a rapid fire writing style like sydney sheldon. loved it, l*o*v*e! =^..^=Published 5 months ago by Micki B
The book had quite an 'adolescent' feel about it. Poor story line, and ending. Unlikeable characters. Far fetched. I wouldn't bother really.Published 8 months ago by Gemma Heyworth
I thought this book would be more exciting as it went on but it didn't it was really boring and very slow going I didn't like it at all.Published 8 months ago by merlin
Simply brilliant. I so enjoyed this book that I read it in one sitting if you're a fan of Ruth Rendell then you'll love this.Published 9 months ago by Evelyn Morgan
I did find this a fascinating story of how life can be changed by greed and hatred by others in their life or environment.Published 11 months ago by S. Marsom
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