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AT BAY BY JOHN W MEFFORD – BOOK REVIEW

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This was a free book on Amazon a while ago so thought I would start on my free books. I didn’t realise it was the first in a series but it was good so I will look out for the next one. This is about a FBI agent who crashes her car and loses her memory so as she is trying to work out who she is, her job carries on with her doing things automatically. Her two children seem to spend more time with the nanny and her husband seems a bit distant. While all this is going on, is there someone out to kill her as a few things are happening to her. Then there is the two men that have been murdered in a rather horrible way and is there a connection to the artifacts stolen from a museum.  Sounds like a lot going on but it all works really well in the story. I really liked that there was a twist at the end as that makes the lead on to the next book very interesting. Good police drama with a family life wrapped around it.

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.

 

THE FEAR BY C.L. TAYLOR – BOOK REVIEW

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I read this in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it, loved the characters and the way nothing was as it seems. Very gripping in places that I felt like shouting at the character, shocks and surprises come out all the time with a huge one at the end that I was not expecting. I like Taylor’s way of writing as it makes you feel like you are there and can smell things as the descriptions are so very well written. I gave this a good 5 stars and it will go in my top 5 of the year.

THE TEXT BY CLAIRE DOUGLAS – BOOK REVIEW

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Highly amusing short story that we probably could all relate to about sending the wrong text message to the wrong person. It can have awful results but this is not helped by a death and controlling men.

At least she comes to her senses and all is ok by the end. Entertaining for a snowy afternoon.

AFTER JESSICA BY MORGEN BAILEY – BOOK REVIEW

A short story that has a lot going on to keep you entertained, you can just about work out what is going on very early in the story but it does not take away the fun in reading it. For Simon to lose his sister and to then find out she was leading a double life comes as a huge shock but there is worse to come and that is the best bit at the end.

Another good story by Morgen.

HOW I LOST YOU BY JENNY BLACKHURST – BOOK REVIEW

This was a very different idea but it worked really well and kept you guessing trying to work out what was truth or a lie. A few characters and I would have preferred a book so I could go back and look to see who was who as I did get a bit confused towards the end but I am sure that is just me, I have the memory of an ant, no lie. You can see the doubts beginning to surface but it takes until nearly the end to put it all in place and there are some shocks in there. Will Susan discover the truth and who is trying to scare her away? Is she trusting the right people or just falling into what ever they want, who ever they are? I read this very quick as it kept me engrossed trying to work it all out. Good 5 stars from myself and one to recommend.

SCARED TO DEATH BY RACHEL AMPHLETT – BOOK REVIEW

Another brilliant detective story that drags you in so you have to keep reading. I think this will be a great series as all the characters work well together, also there is an underlying issue that will follow on to the next book. A race against time to save a young girl but will they find her in time? A bit of a surprise at the end will make this a great read, well done Rachel I loved this story and will look forward to the next one.