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The Killing of Mummy's Boy by [Ellis, Joan]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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Length: 258 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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About the Author

Advertising copywriter, comedy writer, performer, lecturer - Joan Ellis has been them all. With a full-time job in a top London advertising agency and a new baby, she did what any right-minded woman would've done and set up a comedy club. She even appeared on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once. A career highlight was casting a black and white moggie as Humphrey Bogart for her award-winning cat food commercial. Other great performers who brought her words to life include Penelope Keith and Harry Enfield. As a lecturer, Joan taught comedian Noel Fielding all he knows about advertising before encouraging him to showcase his creative talents on a wider stage. Working for The Press Association, she tutored Wordsworth's great-grandson in the art of copywriting: Buy a host of golden daffodils and get a blue one, free! Suffering from swine flu and sweating like a pig, she moved from London to the Isle of Wight where she lives on cream teas with her beloved husband, daughter and two cats. www.joan-ellis.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3748 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Joan Ellis Publications (31 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N7S1MSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great story. I'd read a downloaded preview and just had to know the outcome. Keeps you in suspense until the end, recommend as a good read.
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Gripping and highly enjoyable read. A real page turner , I read late into the night ! Clever plot lines and original characters,with wonderful setting on the Isle of Wight. Highly Recommend.
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Too far fetched for me.
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Doesn't the title make you wonder what its all about? It did me.
Then I read the blurb which pulled me in even more.

I was lucky to receive this book from the author for my honest and open review.

If you check, I read a LOT and sometimes a book stands out, sometimes it blurs into a very good book but not outstanding in any way, however, I found this to be outstanding in its sequences of events.

We had Sandra whose son witnessed a murder. Because he stood up and informed the Police he appeared in court against the perpetrator, the perpetrator was part of a well know tough crime incorporated family, so he would be in fear of his own life. He is persuaded to go under Witness protection. He felt it was him being punished and he wasn't too happy about this. Neither was his Mom Sandra, but alas, it had to be done....right?

The other situation is Sandra is travelling on a train when Ben picks up a conversation with her. He opening tells her within that conversation that he had slit someone's throat.

I would have ran for the hills! But the story doesn't develop like this, it takes a twist.

It clearly was a page turner for me, it didn't loose its pace throughout.

I just have a few misgivings with the editing and layout of paragraphs and some spelling/grammer.

This is only one of three of the authors books, so I am bearing that in mind and feel that she has a lot to give in the authors sphere and readers enjoyable reading of her books.

Would I read another from her? Yes I would, I thought this was a well developed book.
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The book begins with a chance encounter on a train. Sandra, travelling home to the Isle of Wight, loses her Oyster card and stupidly phones from the train giving her address to anyone that can hear her. In this case the person who hears her happens to be a murderer called Ben. After what is a very unusual conversation she gets off the train and after a ferry journey and bus ride arrives home to discover an Oyster card has been posted through her letterbox, clearly by Ben. Through a few flashbacks we learn that Sandra's son, Carl, is in a Witness Protection programme after witnessing a murder and giving evidence that got the killer convicted. Naturally Sandra is very worried about her safety and that of her son and as the story progresses various incidences lead her to thinking that Ben is entering her home when she is not there, however the truth turns out to be quite different and when Carl suddenly leaves the Witness Protection programme things take a turn for the worse, and then the shocking truth is finally revealed.........

I loved the premise of this book, it sounded quite different from anything I had previously read and being a fan of psychological thrillers I was sure I would enjoy it however, sadly I was disappointed. Although I found the book well-written and the characters well-developed I found the story wanting. There was a lot of repetition in the characters actions which was quite irritating. I spent a large part of the book being annoyed at Sandra's irrational decisions and not considering something which I felt was glaringly obvious. Ben was a bit erratic at first but actually the best character in the whole story while Carl was just obnoxious and lazy. The pace was reasonable although it picked up in the last 20-30% of the book.
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Oh my goodness, what a brilliant book! I was gripped from the very first page and could not put it down! God knows why I've never discovered Joan Ellis and her books before now, but I can safely say this will not be the last book I read by this author. Action packed, chilling, and a real page turner.
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the book was quite different from the usual thrillers.. the main character loves her liquid courage a little too much... not sure about the decisions she makes in her life, seems far fetched and illogical ... at times the plot wobbles a bit... last few pages had good twists
will read her next book guilt...
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A well-written, gripping, fast-paced novel. I highly recommend this book.
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