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THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES BY RUTH HOGAN – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED 3rd MAY 2018

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After the best seller last year of Ruth Hogans The keeper of lost things I was expecting wonderful things and was really looking forward to reading this. I was given a review copy from Netgalley for an honest review so here goes. It was a very slow pace but it didn’t manage to draw me in, with very slow story lines it needed something to make you want to turn the next page.  The first bit was confusing and hard to get in to, I would think if you are going through the grieving process maybe it would be for you. To read about that was not for me I’m afraid, sorry.

 

IF HE WAKES BY ZOE LEA – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED 30th APRIL 2018

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I was given this to read by Netgalley for a review and very pleased I asked for this one as it was good. Two story lines that flowed really well, good characters with determination to succeed but at what cost? I liked the way the author really explained the people but with out a plain description so you really got to know them. At one point I wanted to strangle the husband but then it all changed again. From the way it starts it takes you on a journey with many twists and turns and I really do not think you would have any idea at the beginning about what was going to happen.

As the mystery developes you see two best friends dealing with so much trauma in their lives that you are never sure if they can come back from this. Once you start reading you will carry on until the end as it really grips you to find out what is going on.

Child grooming comes into it with the story line showing how quickly and easily they get into a child’s head which may even be good for teenagers to read this. I am sure the research was from a survivor as it was so plain and down to earth as I am sure that is what happens.

This is Zoe Lea’s first book so I think she has started very well, I hope she writes another one but I cannot see anything yet about one. It must be very encouraging to get good reviews the first time you publish so lets hope she goes on to bigger and better things. A great read for the summer to keep you laying on the beach, with sun cream of course.

 

STILL ME BY JO JO MOYES – BOOK REVIEW

Still Me

Jo Jo Moyes

Publication date: 2018, by Penguin, Random House, UK

Pages: 472

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After reading Me Before You and watching the film it is so good to catch up with Lou and all that is happening in her life and it is all happening.  In a way I thought that this would not be as good, it had a lot to live up to but I was proved wrong as this story is very good.

Lou is off to live and work in America as a companion to a young, rich, polish wife or living the dream as Will told her to do. Thinking of him often and then meeting someone who looks very much like him does throw her a bit. But Lou is at last in love with a living breathing male that hopefully will out live her. Sam is a paramedic who is building his house the only problem is that he lives in England, surely they can do a long distance relationship for a year plus seeing each other every couple of months. It all sounds so simple but of course there are a few problems that turn into major changes for all of them.

If you liked the first book then you will like this, it finishes off the story lines very well and keeps you interested and turning those pages. I read the hardback version as was given it for a review by a very nice author, my arms are still recovering from holding it up, lol.

 

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.

 

THE COLOURING BOOK CLUB BY BETH GOOD – BOOK REVIEW

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I really enjoy reading a light happy book every so often so it lifts my spirits, they are also very easy to pick up and put down but you can still keep up with the story.  It was also not predictable as the two lead characters could have had very different endings so that was good. Very unusual setting but the idea of a colouring club really worked well and great that it was connected to the library.  All the characters were very different but they all fitted together very nicely.  I enjoyed reading this and will look out for more of Beth Goods books.

 

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.