Saturday, 27 May 2017

Review: Watching Edie

Watching Edie Watching Edie by Camilla Way
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't know why I didn't get to this book sooner. I certainly wish I had of done. It's a great premise, fabulous plot and twists that kept me spinning.

The thing is, the author drips enough that you need to keep reading and sniffing where the final trail leads you. It's a guessing game what "happened" so you're shouting " come on, what was it".

Edie is new in the area. Happy in her own skin. A social kind of person, fits in with anyone, pretty too and attracts attention although she's not aware of this and neither does she use it to her advantage.

Opposites attract.

Heather is the first friend she makes.
Not very social, doesn't mix easy. Over weight and she has some background.

Edie is happy with her new friend.
Heather is too.

It's a dark complex read for many reasons. It certainly kept me awake reading into the early hours when I should have been asleep.

I'm trying very hard to not give spoilers away. Once you have read this you will understand why.

The last book I read by this author I loved. I wondered if she could at least nail it again for me.
Yes! She did.
She can't write fast enough for me. I just loved it.

My thanks to the Harper Collins UK via Net Galley for my copy and also to Goodreads for my paperback copy which I shall treasure.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Review: What Goes Around

What Goes Around What Goes Around by Julie Corbin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is told in two fold.
One by the betrayed.
The other, by the betrayer which makes for fantastic writing.

It's dark, its obsessive, it's compelling.

There's a secret that hangs in the air throughout this book that once revealed made me think twice about this particular female. It altered my perception and brought a lot of what I thought, into question.

As per, this author really knows how to work her audience "us readers" giving us enough tit bits we beg for more salivating.

My sincere thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for my copy.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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Review: Come Sundown

Come Sundown Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read Nora Roberts books before and enjoyed them.
I never find them too demanding but with the best concoction of spices to get your mouth watering to read more.

This one was with no exception.

We have back and forward events which are not difficult to keep abreast of.

Nora Roberts once again shows us the ability of human nature.
Love, patience and healing despite the hurt, pain and sadistic happenings.

This is told over four generations so quite an expanse of time.

It's a wonderfully captivating read.

Thank you to Little brown book group via Net Galley





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Review: Secrets of Southern Girls

Secrets of Southern Girls Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very powerful story that captivates you with every page you turn.

Ten years ago Julie accidentally kills her best friend. There was no punishment by law for her, she's punished herself.

She left her hometown determined that nothing and no one would bring her back.

She was wrong.

Her marriage falls apart, she just surviving with her daughter Beck.
Reb is always breaking through the surface of her mind although at times she's been busy and distracted but things have a way of surfacing. Resurfacing. And people.

August who was Rebs fella came to seek Julie out as he believes she has a diary left from Reb.
She doesn't.

Of course now she wonders what's in this diary and what will be revealed.

Augusts words play on Julie's mind.

"if you don't have it, who in the hell does"

I was really eager by that time to find out myself!!

So carrying on reading I was hastily turning pages.

This is a knockout of a read. I so thoroughly enjoyed it.

My thanks to SOURCEBOOKS landmark via Net Galley for my copy

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Review: The Cutaway

The Cutaway The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Power, greed and unethical filthy dirty politics.

At first I wasn't so sure of this book, it took me a few chapters to get into it as it's told by the first person, who I don't always find easy to follow. It's like someone sitting by me telling me a story.
Nothing wrong in that, especially in this book The Cutaway.

It's lead by a strong journalist woman who knows what she wants and gets it. A very powerful influential female who would stand her ground and stand up for what she believes in.
Which she proves many times over and over in her role.

When a story of a woman going missing goes acrosss her desk, she is struck by something she remembers.

As the plot thickens and she investigates further she finds walls going up, doors being closed and excuses being made.

Something is going on, but what is it?

As with the hustle and bustle of a newsroom you get caught up with it all.

This is a superb debut novel from this new author. Writing on a theme of what she knows well.
I can't wait for her next book.

My thanks to the author.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Review: When I Wake Up

When I Wake Up When I Wake Up by Jessica Jarlvi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that I would encourage everyone who knows me about my love for books, should read. It's had me glued. When I had to put it down I couldn't stop thinking about what I was reading.

Anna is a teacher, she's a committed teacher who goes that extra mile for her pupils.
There is one pupil who has "issues" that Anna gets involved in. But this pupil has other ideas.
He wants more than Anna can give, but, does she know that?

The other couple in this story has an unconventional lifestyle. Sooner or later they get tangled up and interwoven in each other.

I found this a compulsive read, an eerie read. I also didn't have a hunge who was the culprit although some seemed a little too obvious. The author took me on a guessing game, a thrill of a ride that I thoroughly enjoyed and was reluctant to get off.

I can't wait for more.

My thanks to Aria for the chance to read this.
And via Net Galley.

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