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What You Don't Know
What You Don't Know
by JoAnn Chaney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What You Don't Know, 21 Feb. 2017
This review is from: What You Don't Know (Hardcover)
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This debut novel begins in 2008, when Detective Ralph Loren and Detective Paul Hoskins, arrest a man named Jacky Seever. Seever runs a string of restaurants, is a volunteer at the local hospital, a respected businessman and member of the community, a man who likes to dress up as a clown and amuse local children, a husband to wife Gloria and a man who has over thirty bodies buried below the crawl space of his house… Of course, the murderer is based upon John Wayne Gacy, but this novel then moves on from this initial arrest and looks at the aftermath and how those involved were affected.

The story moves on to seven years after these events. Seever is in prison, just over a year from having his death sentence carried out. During his incarceration, he paints pictures to pass the time and Gloria sells them, to help supplement her meagre income. Meanwhile, although the arrest of Seever brought Loren and Hoskins commendation, life has changed for them too. Loren is unable to keep a partner, while Hoskins has been shunted downstairs to a basement office, after an altercation which would have seen him sacked if it had not been for the Seever case. Lastly, we have the story of Sammie Peterson; a pretty, and ambitious, young journalist, who had an affair with Hoskins, largely in order to get a scoop on the story, but whose career has since floundered.

Seven years later though, there is suddenly murders which bear hallmarks of Seever. With him still safely behind bars, who is targeting people related to the case? Suddenly, Hoskins finds himself back in the hunt, while Sammie sees the chance to get back her career. This is a fast paced, exciting debut, with a good premise and lots of twists and turns. The author is careful to give us lots of possible suspects and the writing is assured and extremely impressive for a debut novel. I really enjoyed the scenario of how the arrest of a serial killer affects those involved; including the character of Gloria, and the question of how much she really knew about what went on in her own home. A creepy, intriguing crime novel and I look forward to reading more from this author.


Vie Nutra Supplement With Multi Vitamin Formula For Full Range Of Vitamins and Minerals - Orange Flavour 149 Active Ingredients 500ml (Man 50+)
Vie Nutra Supplement With Multi Vitamin Formula For Full Range Of Vitamins and Minerals - Orange Flavour 149 Active Ingredients 500ml (Man 50+)
Offered by ecutiv
Price: £28.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vie Nutra Suppment with Multi Vitamin Syrup - Men 50+, 21 Feb. 2017
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This is a large bottle of Multi Vitamin syrup, which is specially designed for men over the age of 50. My husband is very keen on taking various supplements and natural remedies and likes to control his own health issues, without using medication. This does contain a bewildering array of vitamins - there is a huge list on the side and it is pretty comprehensive.

This would be especially useful if you do not like taking tablets, as the vitamin supplement is in a liquid form. It has a sweet, orange appearance and taste. Not unpleasant, but a little thick and gloopy. It also works out as quite expensive, as each bottle should last for about a month. However, it is certainly packed full of every vitamin you can imagine and, if you just want a comprehensive supplement in liquid form, it will be ideal.


Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Pumpkin the Hamster
Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Pumpkin the Hamster
by Jane Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Kitty Cat is Ready to Rescue: Pumpkin the Hamster, 21 Feb. 2017
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This sweet book has six short chapters, adorable illustrations and is ideal for readers moving on to first chapter books. Pitched at 5-8 I read this with my seven year old niece; who has read - and enjoyed - a couple of the books in this series before. The retro illustrations are red, grey and black and include photographs as well as artwork, which works really well.

Dr Kitty Cat is going to take all the animals star gazing in the vanbulance, after they have practiced their bandaging skills. There are more books in the series and the familiar characters will help children moving on to reading longer books to gain confidence. Dr Kitty Cat leads the expedition to discover the stars, but it is hard walking at night and Pumpkin the Hamster has an accident and needs to be rescued. There are more books in the series to explore if you enjoy this one.

This is a reassuring story, which explains things about safety, exploring, the importance of good eyesight and going on trips in groups - such as a first school trip. I would say the story is actually better for a younger child, but the reading age (if reading alone) is probably best for ages 6/7. The back of the book has tips on arranging your own star gazing trip and that would be a lovely activity to do with your child after reading the book.


No Rinse Waterless Shampoo Caps - PACK OF 3
No Rinse Waterless Shampoo Caps - PACK OF 3
Offered by Care Supermarket
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Rinse Waterless Shampoo Caps - Pack of 3, 20 Feb. 2017
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I purchased these for an elderly relative, who is currently in hospital. I had never even realised these existed before, to be honest, but she really wanted to wash her hair and is currently bed bound and I came across these.

You get three of these No Rinse Waterless Shampoo Caps in a packet. You can heat them slightly in a microwave, but I didn't. I just opened the packet and then you put it on like a shower cap. I wrapped a towel around her shoulders and then you simply massage the cap for two or three minutes and towel the hair dry. Her hair is fairly short, but you can tuck the hair inside the cap, so it should, theoretically, work on any length.

I was very impressed with this. It was completely easy to use, with no mess and no need for water. Her hair was left clean, comfortable and manageable, with no need for anything but this sachet and a towel for after you have used it. Hair is damp, rather than wet, but towelling dry is as difficult as it gets. An excellent product and I would purchase again.


The Outdoor Art Room: Autumn
The Outdoor Art Room: Autumn
by Rita Storey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Outdoor Art Room: Autumn, 20 Feb. 2017
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This is one of a series of books, themed around the seasons. These are hardback book, with 32 pages and lots of bright illustrations. They are ideal for the classroom, home learning or art projects. Both my ten year old daughter and my seven year old niece love doing arts and crafts and this has loads of ideas for things to make. You might just want to assemble all of the things you need before starting, but the book tends to rely on the kinds of materials you might have at home already – assuming your children, like mine, do lots of arts and crafts and you have lots of paper tissue, raffia, paints, lollysticks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and suchlike. This being an autumn book, there is a lot of use of autumn leaves, so this is definitely a book to be used during the appropriate season.

The activities include autumn themed arts and crafts – a bug hotel, a sparkly leaf garland to make, a leaf bird tree, a pine cone lion, a look at animal tracks, watercolour leaves, an autumn bowl, apple print wrapping, an animal collage, a seed picture, an autumn masterpiece and falling leaves. There are lots of autumn words to use if you want to extend learning with writing activities and websites you might want to visit. A really lovely book, full of practical suggestions and activities that really encourage children to examine the world outside and make use of all the season has to offer. I love these books and recommend them highly.


bliss Fat Girl Scrub 8 oz
bliss Fat Girl Scrub 8 oz
Price: £29.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bliss Fat Girl Scrub, 20 Feb. 2017
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This is a skin-smoothing and stimulating body exfoliating cream, for what this less than attractively named product calls, those ‘less than perfect’ parts. It is not a weight loss product, but is said to be useful to reduce cellulite. You are meant to massage this into wet skin and rinse well.

The scrub comes in a tub, which holds 226g. It obviously has a fairly gritty texture and does exfoliate well, but the fragrance is strong and fairly unpleasant. It does leave skin feeling smooth and clean, but I cannot honestly say that I would buy it again, nor that I feel it has made any real difference to my skin.


Love You Hoo
Love You Hoo
by Rachel Bright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love You Hoo, 19 Feb. 2017
This review is from: Love You Hoo (Paperback)
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This is a delightful, bright and colourful picture book. With lovely illustrations, the story tells of the love between a parent and a child. It tells of how a parent shares their knowledge and, in turn, of how your child turns your life upside down in the most wonderful way and shows you different ways to enjoy the world.

As a picture of unconditional love, this is both charming, reassuring and warming. This is a lovely story to share and is perfect for little ones aged 3+.


Triplast 22 x 30-Inch Plastic Mailing Postal Bag - Grey (Pack of 100)
Triplast 22 x 30-Inch Plastic Mailing Postal Bag - Grey (Pack of 100)
Price: £23.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Triplast Mailing Postal Bags, 19 Feb. 2017
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These are fairly large (22 x 30 inch) plastic mailing postal bags. They have a strip, so you can stick the top down, but you do need an address label as the plastic is too dark to write on. Also, if you are sending anything breakable through the post, though, you will need to wrap them securely, as the plastic is thin and will not protect anything inside - other than keeping them dry.

I recently had to send my son's jacket back to University, when he forgot it at home, and these bags were perfect for that. It was roomy and my son said that the bag did not tear in the post, so the item was sent safely. I think these are particularly suitable for sending bulky items, which are unbreakable, in the post - such as towels, clothing or bedding. However, just be aware that they do not offer much in the way of protection.


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paint, Matte, Number 207, Wuthering Purple
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paint, Matte, Number 207, Wuthering Purple
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars L'Oreal Paris Lip Paint - Wuthering Purple, 19 Feb. 2017
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Wuthering Purple is a liquid lipstick (the actual packaging looks more dark red/purple than the bright purple in the product picture). You receive an 8ml bottle, which unscrews to reveal the applicator. Like many liquid lipsticks, it takes a couple of applications to really show the colour and this looks much better on than I expected.

This is a lovely wine colour; rather than a bright, or garish, purple. It feels lovely and creamy and even has a pleasant, grape flavour. This is a lovely, rich lipstick and the colour lasts well. I found that this only had to be re-applied once during the day and looked, and felt, pleasant. It did stain a little after I removed my makeup, but not for long. Overall, I was impressed and I really liked the colour.


The Koala Who Could
The Koala Who Could
by Rachel Bright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Koala Who Could, 18 Feb. 2017
This review is from: The Koala Who Could (Paperback)
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This is a large, colourful picture book – with 32 pages, cheerful illustrations and rhyming text. Kevin is a koala and he clings – quite literally – to his unchanging, safe life. All of his friends call for him to come and play, but he is unwilling to try something new.

This is a fun story to read aloud, with a nice rhyme and rhythm to the words. It is, of course, the perfect story for children who are a little nervous of trying out new things and might encourage them to take the plunge and be confident with a new activity or situation. Good to read aloud and ideal for children aged 3+.


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