A Year of Books Part Two

I can’t believe how many books I have read this year!

The Girl who Broke the Rules Marine Riches having studied out in Amsterdam this book was an interesting read. I seemed to have fallen into the series mid way, I enjoyed this book at the time, and I am interested to read further stories in this series to learn more about the main character but I feel that jumping mid way into the series going backwards is probably not a good idea.

Dark Murder Helen Durrant I really enjoyed Helen’s book and was very keen to read the next one (which I did) the main character was very interesting and how he integrated with a new team along with his own personal issues. This series is definitely one of my favorite and though I haven’t read Helen’s other books about another detective partnership maybe I should as there is more to keep me happy. HURRY UP NEXT BOOK!

Play Dead as soon as Angela Marston released this I was very keen to read the next one after Lost Girls. I consumed this book very quickly and enjoyed it all the same, though I didn’t enjoy it as much as Lost Girls it might be due to how fast I read it! There was definitely a WOW factor about the book. As it also explorers Kim Stones’ relationship with other main characters in previous story that are not her detective.

The Accident by C L Taylor another rollercoster of a ride from Cally which has easily placed her in this years TOP AUTHORS. This book explorers why the daughter stepped out in front of a car to try and kill herself and her mothers need to find out why, while we learn more about the mothers past. As the Lie which is my favorite of her book this book doesn’t let you put it down and relax till the end. FIVE STAR recommendation!

Dark Houses Helen Durrant next outing I was keen to explore what happened next with this newly formed team after there past indevers (sp). Highly recommend as above and can not wait to see what comes next in this series.

13 Stollen Girls Gil Reavill I really struggled with this book, didn’t really enjoy it but kept going until the end…

The Silent Twin Caroline Mitchell having previous read one of Caroline’s other books, I sadly really struggled with this one. I think I kinda over analysed it too much as well instead of just enjoying the read.

Shallow Waters Rebecca Bradley wow a book that is written about Nottingham that I really enjoyed as well. I think towards the end I had started to work who has done it etc. But still a really good book that I really enjoyed and left me begging for the next installment. FIVE STARTS

Reconstructing Amellia, Kimberly McCreight this one was a difficult one the story switches  from Kate her mum a in the present nd Amellia right up to the time she killed herself so that past. This had been on my wish list for a while and was at the bottom so I decided to start working my way up. A good book though proviking and worth a read

Exclusion Zone J M Hewitt I enjoyed this book, it was not only a history lesson but an interesting though provoking story that I recommend you all read! This story is told in the past and in the present and events that happened surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion! FIVE STARS!!!

Made to be Broken Rebecca Bradley not as good as Shallow Waters but all the same a good book and a good read! Plus her books are getting closer to where I live!!! But sure if I should be worried. Likeable characters and a brilliant read! my favorite Nottingham writer!! (Not like I know any others) FIVE STARS

The Missing C L Taylor, another good outing from Cally, not as good as her other books in my opinion but all the same a good read and if you have read her other two like Mark’s books you might as well read the rest. I didn’t see the end coming so a good read overall FIVE STARTS

Disclaimer Renee Knight I had the urge to read a proper book and as Disclaimer had been on my wish list, I snapped it up a good read very though provoking and explorers the relationship between man and wife! But part of me finds it hard to believe that a husband would be that unbelieving of his wife. I think I might of been disapointed though if it was all roses and it was nice to read a proper book with like pages and…

The Devils Work Mark Edwards I eagerly awaited the new release of this book having enjoyed his others, this book didn’t disappointed, but I felt disappointed and board in parts though I enjoyed it (anyone get what I mean?) Maybe I should start keeping a diary on my work colleagues 😛

What doesn’t show up on my amazon that I read in October was another one of Rebecca Bradley books Three Weeks Dead. I was very lucky to be sent an advance copy of this and I certainly enjoyed learning about some of the characters I had gotten to know in her previous books.

Carrion Betsy Reavley my first book by this author, though I did enjoy it I kinda felt that some of the characters could of done more, or not been so rubbish! But as mentioned further up if all the characters were great and did what they should would it be such an interesting read?

Someone to save you Paul Pinkington another good read and fast pace, though I felt like something was missing. The book portrayed a series of events that were all ted together and meant for a reason, maybe the message was everything happens for a reason, I did feel sorry for the main character lossing his BFF and his sister all at the same time.but a good read all the same.

Scare Me Richard J Parker a good read, but another book that the ending let it down. I also note that it’s being opted for TV so maybe in a years time I can say the book is much better than the TV programme. I did like that it explored other races as a side line story  of the boy character but it would of been good to learn about what happened to him.

The Rules of Restraint David Wilson this isn’t my usual type of book but I was asked to review it and couldn’t say no. It is a prison related story with all the dead bodies piling up in and outside the prison. It lost my interest at points but then re gained it when the action picked up.

My final book of the year, again is one I was asked to review and that it Ledstone Luck by Andrew Barret which I finished yesterday and I am still pretty much processing the adventure.

Somewhere among all this I also read Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni to which as his other book earlier on in all of this I really enjoyed! and totally looking forwards to reading further on in Tracey’s adventures (please make sure the lawyer guy stays in it)

Wow I didn’t imagine when I started writing this I would of read 30 books!!! roll on 2017’s reading

 

 

 

 

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