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DAMAGED BY PAMELA CALLOW – BOOK REVIEW

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This is brilliant, from the story, characters and setting, to the great author, it is going to be a succesful series.  Kate is the high-flying lawyer who has never really got over her sister’s death so it impacts on her thoughts a lot.  Not sure if this should be called a medical horror or bloody thriller but which ever you call it there are some gruesome bits in it. From lost body parts and deaths this has a bit of everything including lots of would be romances for Kate, lucky girl.

This keeps you guessing and often takes you up the wrong road with a few red herrings along the way.  Some surprises for me that I would never of thought about, this will be a best seller and the start of something great for Pamela Callow the author.  I am looking forward to the next book already and am sure it will be a page turner just like this one.

 

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SECRETS OF THE DEAD BY CAROL WYER – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017

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I am really enjoying these thriller books at the moment and this was another good one. DI Robyn Carter is a great character so I wished I had read the previous book in this series but I am sure there will be more.  Here we have a murder that appears a bit random but then there is another one, is there a connection?  DI Carter thinks that maybe there is and goes out to prove to everyone that she is correct.  Nothing is ever that easy in story land so, is she right or is this the work of a lone killer?  I really liked the flow of this story and how the characters worked together.  I am sure this will be a hit with readers and you can order it now.

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EXCESS BAGGAGE BY LAURA BARNARD – BOOK REVIEW

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You cannot beat a good love story and this ticks all the boxes for a super summer read, light, funny with good characters and a good four stars from me.  Sometimes you really just need to read a happy book so it takes you away from the problems of the day and this will do just that.  Erica will keep you entertained with her mishaps, can anyone be that unlucky?  They will make you laugh though, poor girl but will she get her happy ever after or is it just another holiday romance that disappears like the sand in your luggage.

Don’t forget to pack this in your case.

Connect with Laura

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3490836.Laura_Barnard

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REDEMPTION SONG BY LAURA WILKINSON – BOOK REVIEW

What a wonderful story, I loved all of it and would not have guessed what was going to happen in it like you can some stories so it all came as a surprise.  Characters were full of life and described very well.  The setting sounded just like a place you went for your holidays when you were small and always wanted to stay and live there.  I am looking forward to reading more of Laura’s work.  This is a must read happy book that will keep you enthralled until the end.

 

BOOK REVIEW – THIS THIRTY SOMETHING LIFE BY JON RANCE

  

This is a funny feel good book which is ideal for long summer days in the garden.  I would imagine Jon wrote some of this from experience as it certainly has a ring of truth to it.  I love the way the characters mind runs away with mad answers for some situations and we can all relate to that at times.  At some points in the book you are not sure exactly how it is all going to end but I guess we all want a happy ending.  Harry Spencer really is a believable person and the lure of greener grasses pushes him to make a bad decision!  Great book for a light read, it is written in diary form which reminded me of Bridget Jones but if you can get on with that then go buy this book, it’s good to laugh and you will.  You can connect with Jon on FaceBook and Twitter. 

 

BOOK REVIEW

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A MOTHER’S LOVE by ROSIE HARRIS

Set in the war this really made you realise what it was like for different people depending on their jobs and money or lack of it for a lot of them. Men and women adapted to different roles and I can see how the woman’s movements materialised from the war as then a lot of woman had to do the men’s jobs.
Set in Liverpool the story tells of a young girl in love and her boyfriend is sent off to war in France, he is not there long and he is killed. On discovering she is pregnant she leaves home, never to return.
After trying numerous jobs and living in a one room slum she eventually ends up working and living in a hotel. The couple who run the hotel are also expecting a child and when the time comes they have a lovely daughter but Julia loses her baby at birth. Eventually recovering she returns to work and also helps them look after their baby and the two woman share the office work.
Julia plans her wedding to her long standing friend who helps her along the way. Tragedy strikes when over a few years the wife and then the husband die so it is left to Julia to bring up their daughter, with some shocks along the way.
I found it a most enjoyable book to read even if the ending was a bit obvious but at least it was a happy one.