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Younger
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5.0 out of 5 stars Want to be YOUNGER? Read and find out..., 16 July 2015
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I guess, getting a book for free or only 99p means it may be awful. Not this one. I loved it. I loved the subject matter (women's ageing and the changes in our looks) and how it plays on everywoman's fears of becoming invisible as she ages. Anna, 57, finds herself employed to promote an exciting new treatment to regain the face of a younger self. She took the treatment herself and it actually worked. But the result was not all it seemed. An exciting roller-coaster of a story that examines the many aspects of becoming (or looking like) a woman 30 years younger (speech, clothes, morals, music and the list goes on) - and whether it's all it's cracked up to be. Read and enjoy, especially if you're a woman who is that bit older....


Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Book 1)
Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action, feisty heroine and legal high-jinks!, 21 Mar. 2015
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Got this book for free and I have to say it's the best freebie I've had in ages. Well worth paying for it, actually! If you like feisty heroines and a good dash of legal eagle shenanigans, you'll love this book as much as I did. Enjoy!


Short Stories Volume 2: Incudes 'John Wayne' and 'Gerry'
Short Stories Volume 2: Incudes 'John Wayne' and 'Gerry'
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5.0 out of 5 stars SHORT STORY BONANZA !, 4 Mar. 2015
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He’s done it again – Thomas Ryan is a writer extraordinaire, as can be seen in the success of his best-selling first volume of stories titled simply ‘Short Stories’ and his thriller ‘Field of Blackbirds’ and now in SHORT STORIES VOLUME 2. He brings his thriller writing skills to his short stories – they are taut, exciting and captivating and written with charm. Finally, a short story writer who combines the short story writing skills of an Alice Munro and the thriller writing skills of a Lee Child – a must-read for those thriller aficionados who haven’t yet dared delve into short stories, those short story aficionados who haven’t yet read the thriller kind, and those of us who enjoy both. My favourite? The ‘historical’ story about the laconic John Wayne. Delightful!


How To Build a Castle in Seven Easy Steps
How To Build a Castle in Seven Easy Steps
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hold onto your hat!, 2 Mar. 2015
Whew! This is a roller-coaster ride of full-on wise-cracks, injustices and cynicism that tumbles the imagination and batters the senses. And then there’s soup, witches, cannibalism, soup, battles, a cat, soup and various mad humans … one of whom just may be DaSoul, the Chosen One (it helps). Hold onto your hat when you delve into this world. Otherwise you may be the flavouring in one of those delicious soups…oh, and it's well written.


The Assassination (The Michael Gallagher Mystery Series Book 5)
The Assassination (The Michael Gallagher Mystery Series Book 5)
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry to have to give it a bad review, but 2 stars could possibly be generous ..., 17 Feb. 2015
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I'm afraid I couldn't get past the amateurish writing and stopped reading it after a few chapters. I'm sorry to have to give it a bad review, but 2 stars could possibly be generous - the extra star is for the blurb. It was well written and intriguing, worth one star extra.


Cherringham - Murder on Thames: A Cosy Crime Series
Cherringham - Murder on Thames: A Cosy Crime Series
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good little cosy, 2 Feb. 2015
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Yay! Another cosy crime series with believable characters and good plotting! If others in the series are as enjoyable as "Murder on Thames", you have another convert.


How to Create an Audiobook for Audible: Advice for Authors, Recording and Formatting Info, and More for ACX, Audible, and iTunes
How to Create an Audiobook for Audible: Advice for Authors, Recording and Formatting Info, and More for ACX, Audible, and iTunes
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great little 'how to' book, 16 Jan. 2015
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Full of practical and helpful advice. Watch this space...I'm keen to follow their instructions!


Murder in Hatterton Crow
Murder in Hatterton Crow
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost there..., 15 Jan. 2015
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A small book, nicely written, that carried me along throughout. Why 4 stars instead of 5? Because the ending was one step too far. No spoilers here – but, after finishing the book, I wished the author had built up the basic problem in more detail. To be more specific, the lack of information about the underlying psychological processes concerning who-dun-it is a defect. Sad. Because this author can write and the plotting, characterisation and descriptive detail, otherwise, is a delight.

Perhaps I should read another in the series and give the author another chance. Yes. I’ll do that.


Under an English Heaven: An Ellie Kent Mystery
Under an English Heaven: An Ellie Kent Mystery
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, good, a new cosy!, 12 Jan. 2015
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I love well written books, and Alice Boatwright has the talent to fit the description. Second, I was brought up on Agatha, Ngaio, Dorothy and other wonderful mystery writers. Under an English Heaven is in the same grand tradition.

Ellie Kent is a recently retired academic who has met and married an English vicar, plunging her into a foreign world. Not only does she have to cope with traditional village life, but she is a ‘new’ wife where the late wife was a paragon. And there’s a stepdaughter who is still grieving. Difficult. We follow Ellie’s reactions and growth throughout the book.

Last but not least is the murder mystery itself, where Ellie, the foreigner, the new wife, is thrown into suspicion herself. It’s a cosy, so don’t expect buckets of blood or high tension chases. Just solid curiosity, the most gentile of nosiness and quick thinking.

Just my type of book.


From the Cradle (A Detective Lennon Thriller)
From the Cradle (A Detective Lennon Thriller)
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5.0 out of 5 stars They've done it again!, 15 Nov. 2014
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Another excellent and fast moving thriller from the Louise and Mark tag team. Even though I usually stay well clear of books using children as bait (I mean bait for the reader, because losing a child is so horrific), I read this one because of their other books. And it was very good. So, enjoy!


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