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A Cold War
A Cold War
Price: £3.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Decent story that loses its way, 24 Aug. 2016
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For the most part, A Cold War was an entertaining gritty read about a woman taken hostage by a survivalist and kept at the remotest location possible in freezing Alaska. He is an expert at living in the wilderness and she is used to the soft life of city dweller. The reader also spends time with the husband of another woman who went missing in almost identical circumstances who tries to persuade a local lawman that the same kidnapper has struck again. The story of the search and the contrast between the characters makes for a fascinating setting and was heading for a higher rating. When it came time to provide a conclusion, instead of giving the reader a satisfying ending, Russell let everything dissolve into a mess. I don't care whether a book has a happy or unhappy ending, whether it has twists or turns or resolves everything... but I don't want to read the ending of a different book. That's now the last part of A Cold War felt to me.


Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Compact Tablet Case Cover, Fyy® Ultra Slim Lightweight Premium PU Leather Smart Cover Multi-Angle Stand Case for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet Black (With Auto Wake/Sleep Feature)
Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Compact Tablet Case Cover, Fyy® Ultra Slim Lightweight Premium PU Leather Smart Cover Multi-Angle Stand Case for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet Black (With Auto Wake/Sleep Feature)
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Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great case, 12 July 2016
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It's a great case and everything I wanted. The magnet snap shut works, the stand function (for watching TV) is okay, once I worked out how to do it, and it seems hard-wearing. No complaints as yet and I've had it over a year.


Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Tablet Compact (Black) - (Qualcomm 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Android 4.4 Kitkat)
Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Tablet Compact (Black) - (Qualcomm 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Android 4.4 Kitkat)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tablet but not perfect, 12 July 2016
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I've had the Z3 for over a year now and thought I'd add my thoughts. Overall I would definitely recommend it, as long as the "waterproof" feature isn't a big deal. I say this because the small flap that swings aside to allow charging is attached by a very flimsy lead and mine broke off a few months after purchase. I'm pretty careful with my devices - I've had the same mobile phone for three and a half years and I have a fifteen year old Dell laptop in mint condition - so in heavy use the flap may not even last a few weeks. I didn't return the Z3 as it is a design fault so would happen again and I like the tablet otherwise. The screen is fantastic, I've watched Sky Sports on it (cricket and footy) and it looks brilliant. It's fast and very easy to use, especially if you have already had an Android tablet/phone. If it wasn't for the flimsy flap and the default Apps that can't easily be uninstalled it would have scored 5 stars.


Twisted
Twisted
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre "Thriller", 12 July 2016
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Twisted is the tale of a psychologist with a troubled past (is there a protagonist without one nowadays?) struggling to balance his personal life against his relationship with a notorious new patient at his institution. The story jumps between said troubled past, written in the past tense, and the "present", written in the present tense. I don't like reading stories in the present tense, but I don't like sugar in coffee either, so I guess that's down to personal taste.


To Find a Mountain
To Find a Mountain
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4.0 out of 5 stars Readable tale, 12 July 2016
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I hesitate to describe a book that features the atrocities of war as "gentle", but despite some of the subject matter that was my overall impression of To Find a Mountain. Set in a small Italian village under German occupation in the Second World War, the story revolves around a young woman whose life is deeply affected on several different levels by this intrusion. Everything is handled skilfully and delicately by Amore, and the reader is left with a very readable and enjoyable, if gentle, tale.


The Big Fear (Hollow City Series)
The Big Fear (Hollow City Series)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read, 12 July 2016
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The Big Fear was a long way from being the worst book I've read, but I found it rather uninspiring. The only time I looked forward to picking it up was when I got near the end so I could be done with it and get on with something else. Technically it was well written, but I found it quite tedious in places and considering it was relatively short it dragged, especially early on. To be fair, the plot was interesting and there was a good mix of characters but there wasn't enough spark and a 2 "It's ok" rating sums it up for me.


Q Connect Assorted 100gm Rubber Bands
Q Connect Assorted 100gm Rubber Bands
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rubber bands!, 6 Jan. 2016
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Well, it's a box of rubber bands. When we got a similar box at work there were more thicker bands, which was preferable, but apart from that there's not much to say.


Stasi Child: A Chilling Cold War Thriller (The Oberleutnant Karin Müller series)
Stasi Child: A Chilling Cold War Thriller (The Oberleutnant Karin Müller series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Authentic Cold War story, 6 Jan. 2016
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Karin Müller's life is pretty complicated. As a police officer in 1970's East Germany, just doing her job is difficult enough, but her marriage is in trouble and she has just woken up in bed with one of her subordinates. To make things worse, her latest case involves an unknown murder victim that has attracted the interest of the Stasi, and causes her to question her loyalty to the state when forced to choose between right and wrong.

David Young has written a fascinating story told by an excellent cast of characters. He transports the reader to behind the Berlin Wall during the Cold War and his settings and the politics of the time are very authentic. The atmosphere is tense, with Karin Müller hampered and under threat every step of her investigation.

I'm not normally a fan of changes in POV as is used here, with Karin Müller's character in third person and the other main character, Irma, switching to first person, but it works here and helps to make each of them unique. Stasi Child is a well written crime/mystery/thriller novel with an authentic setting and should be enjoyed by any fans of the genre and/or readers who find the setting fascinating, as I do.


The Infinity Pool
The Infinity Pool
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meandering tale, 6 Jan. 2016
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The Infinity Pool is a bit of an oddity that doesn't easily fit into any genre. The setting is an island retreat called Serendipity where people go to discover themselves, and the story is told by an eclectic group of characters who go there, although a local girl also gets in on things when her naivety results in her getting involved and we hear her side too. It's a meandering tale that wanders along pleasantly without a great deal happening so it's not for the impatient. However, it's quite well written and a decent enough read as long as you take it for what it is.


The Dark Inside (A Charlie Yates mystery)
The Dark Inside (A Charlie Yates mystery)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great dark thriller mystery, 6 Jan. 2016
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Charlie Yates is a disgraced and out-of-favour journalist who is dispatched from the big city to report on a series of murders in remote Texarkana. Not only is Texarkana remote, it's also a strange and unwelcoming place. The local press don't want to help Yates and the local police just don't want him around. The few people willing to talk to him are unreliable or unfathomable, or both. With every barrier, Yates becomes more determined to banish his demons and get to the bottom of things. The Dark Inside has a Southern and Noirish (probably not a word) feel about it, dark and dirty with Yates happy to throw in a few quips. It's a murder-mystery and a thriller with a difference, well written and a great read.


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