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LOOK FOR ME BY LISA GARDNER – BOOK REVIEW

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Oh wow, what a story, Lisa has pulled it out the bag again. Surprise after surprise, you just never know or can predict what is going to happen next so I just kept on reading so I am going to blame Lisa for my low word count in NaNoWriMo!

You may remember Flora from a previous novel who was held captive for so long then finally when she came home she is just a different person and appears to be on a path of helping abducted people get away from their abductors.  Setting up a website she steers people towards fighting back and escaping, will Flora ever be normal I don’t think so, she was taken and abused for so long she does not know anything else but she is good at helping locate people and that is how she ends up helping DD the cop she befriends and even trusts a little bit, not that she would admit to that.

This story is heartbreaking when you read what these children go through and how it eventually breaks them and their family. There is no happy ending but there are surprises and shocks for everyone. I really do love a good book that keeps you so engrossed and you never know what is going to happen next and this gives you that. A good five stars of super writing, brilliant characters that all bounce of one another, becoming interlinked in surprising ways.

This is in my top five of the year!

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THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS BY RUTH HOGAN – BOOK REVIEW

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What a lovely story and such a brilliant idea as I am sure there are an awful lot of lost things in this world.  I love the way some of the things all have a connection of some sort and that is what ties this story together so magnificently.  The characters all work really well together and I just loved Sunshine and her little gems of information she just popped in there, sometimes without Laura realising.  This is to me a happy book and I really enjoyed reading it.

I was pleased to see that it is one of the Goodreads books in the awards so I have voted for it, if you want to vote you can here.

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I would also like to say good luck to all the authors who have books in these awards.

 

READING THIS BOOK NOW AND LUNCH

I always find it hard to turn off from writing by reading a book so I will have a slow month of book reviews while I am writing for NaNoWriMo.  I checked my total of books read this year and I am on 50 so that’s only 10 away from my target so I should easily do that or maybe overtake 60.  I tend to just put the TV on with a film until I fall asleep, then the timer turns the television off.   I only did about 500 words today as I met Kara for lunch but I am hoping to make up the words over the next few days as I will be chained to the laptop.

LUBENS PIZZA

Lovely hummus and fresh bread to start with and then we shared a pizza as they are very big and it was delicious.  It consisted of chicken, pancetta, roast peppers, red onion, rocket, parmesan and garlic oil, probably one of the best pizza’s I have had.

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I was surprised how busy it was in there so I am pleased it is still going well for them.

We had to have dessert, I went for the new york cheesecake and Kara had the brownie.  It was so nice to just sit and chat as we haven’t done that for ages as she is always working so we decided that once a month we would make the effort and go for lunch.

 

BROKEN BY RONI ASKEY-DORAN – BOOK REVIEW

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This was very sad but also true to life in this world we live in now so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  I really liked the way the author has written this from the heart in fact you could almost think that she was writing from experience.  The characters go together really well and flow off each other.  I thought that having such a good birthday would change her mind about wanting to die so was shocked when she still went ahead with it.  The twist was a brilliant piece of work and pulled everything from the past into the future all together. It took me just one day to read this as I got so engrossed in the story and her life. Very well written and I will be looking out for more of this authors work.

HITMAN SAM BY MORGEN BAILEY – BOOK REVIEW

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It was nice to read something that was a bit different and answering a newspaper advert about becoming a hitman was certainly that.  I loved the way Sam kept so calm throughout the lead-up, it was as if it was not actually happening to him.  He kept doing the normal things even taking a neighbours dog for walks and trying to get a girl friend and going on dates. The last few chapters are amazing where everything all comes together with some surprises and shocks for Sam as he realises how it is all linked together.  I loved the characters and they all worked together really well, enjoyable read and looking forward to reading more from Morgen Bailey.

 

HAPPY NEWS

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Last week I reviewed Over My Shoulder by Patricia Dixon, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for reading this also for your lovely comments.  This one from Patricia I thought was really lovely and makes the reading and reviewing all worth while when you know people are enjoying your work.

I also made this my book of the year and many of you agreed with my choice so that was good as well. Patricia is a very talented author I also felt like going in to the book shops and telling them they had to stock this book as it was so brilliant.

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DEADLY SANDS BY PETER MULRANEY – BOOK REVIEW

AN INSPECTOR WEST SHORT STORY

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A lot was packed into this short story making it an impressive read and a good lead into the Inspector West stories.  I did think the ending was a bit abrupt but that is all part of a good short story, so it makes you want more and I am looking forward to reading this series.  The police came across a lot of dead ends and some red herrings to throw us of the track but to be honest I do not think you could guess who committed the murders until towards the end.  There were a few characters in this so may be that could be cut down but if you have a good memory then you will remember who is who, I have not, so I did have to go back to remember who went with what name.  This did not put me off the story though and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I think also it was good to read a short story for a change and get to the good bit quick and the ending. Will be keeping a look out for Peter’s next book.