Book Review – Witness

WitnessWitness by Caroline Mitchell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what I would make of this book after reading another one of Caroline’s earlier books that I didn’t hate but didn’t really enjoy, but this one took me pleasantly by surprise! As I kept checking my kindle as to how much I had left to go!

How far would you go to escape someone?
How far would you to protect your family from that same person?

At time I felt a bit uncomfortable reading the story but at other I felt like I was cheering the main character on.

I was left pleasantly satisfied, though I think I might need to go back and read the last couple of pages!!!

Definitly a 5/5 and I am glad I gave her a second chance.

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Book Review – The Sister

The SisterThe Sister by Louise Jensen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed The Sister, having started to speak to Louise Jensen via social media I decided I’d better start reading one of her books and the best place to start is the beginning.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, I got into the story straight away, with bread crumbs being left for me to follow and I wasn’t disappointed!

The story was split between then and now, the past and the present. As the story unravels and more questions are raised I was kept guessing what would happen next….

What was Gracie’s secret?
Why had she had to move in with her grand parents?
Why had Charlie died?
What did the letter contain that was inside the time capsule?

I think that the book was left nice and tidy at the end with there not being any questions left in answered. And I had a good sob to at the end too

Can’t wait to read “the gift” and I certainly know the level I need to aspire to in my writing!

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Book Review – Theseus Paradox

The Theseus ParadoxThe Theseus Paradox by David Videcette

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW!

We more or less start the booking with things that we more or less know about 7/7 and then we are taken on a rollercoaster ride / a race against time in some ways. The middle of the book you are sort of like yeah this is a story I am really enjoying it and by the end you are er hang on what if this is the truth!?

DI Jake Flannagan is a maverick but a likable one, drinks to much, has too many one night stands all instead of facing up with what we are dealing with. But we all have our vices don’t we!?

I liked how at one point to move the story on, Jake loses time but it’s put down to sex drugs and rock and roll. Which is believable!

The author has launched his career with a story that we know something about the event and he himself worked on it, I just hope that books to follow are as enjoyable as you can only write about 7/7 events once and put one theory on the table!?

I can see the author sitting with the official secrets act when he wrote this working out what he could include and what he couldn’t!

Very enjoyable and I look forward to hearing what happened to some of the other characters mentioned in this story! Because I am more or less hooked!

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Heartbreakingly Beautiful

I Let You GoI Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I let you go is one of those books that after you have read it you just don’t want to put it back on the shelf. I felt the same when I finished the last of the Twilight books I would sit there and wonder how the Cullen’s and Black’s were doing. This book made me feel the same way about Jenna and the other characters in this book. This book is powerful stuff and is so well written that I felt ever single emotion and cringed at those parts that made me feel uncomfortable and made me want to stop reading because I was scared of what was going to happen next.

I am heavily recommending this book to everyone I meet as this is just one of those books that will break your heart and you will be left to rebuild it the best you can. This book stays with you and I can honestly say that I have read few books that have made me feel this way. This book won’t be passed on and if I do lend it out I will make sure it is returned.

Clare Mckintosh has done an amazing job on what is her debut book that I hope those that follow are up to the same standard as this one. But you know what they say about the “difficult second book”

Two words to describe this book “Heartbreakingly Beautiful”

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Book Review

The Girls Next Door (Detective Eden Berrisford, #1)The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I purchased Mel Sherratt’s “Girl Next Door” after winning a copy of her new book “Don’t Turn Around” and wanted to start the series at the beginning.

The “Girl Next Door” is a multi layed story that keeps you reading to the very last page so you can find out what happens to everyone involved. Each person’s story is entwined with one another. You think you have figured it out but them wham comes the shock that it is not all that it seems. At times in the story I felt like I was Eden the main character of this series trying to figure out what was happening through her eyes.

The main focus of this book is Eden’s family in particular her sister and her daughters, though we do learn some of Eden’s back story I suspect that this will come in future books and look forward to learning more about the other characters, I do hope that Eden’s family members don’t continue to be the centre of the story but only time will tell.

I really enjoyed this book and will be recommending it to friends and work colleagues and very much looking forward to reading “Don’t turn around”

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1st Blogged book review!

CarrionCarrion by Betsy Reavley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For a free kindle book I really enjoyed it, at first I wasn’t sure what to think but as I progressed past the midway point things began to pick up.

The book is written from three point of views Monica, her mum (Ingrid) and Simon.

I enjoyed that Monica starts to feel hope but then it’s cruelly snatched away from her and we believe that everything is going to be okay, but alas the book still has many pages to go before we learn the “truth”. But alas this is a story and we all know nothing ever stays perfect forever!

Maybe if we had known what had gone before we would have felt that Monica was doing the wrong thing, but as far as we knew at the beginning of the story she wasn’t she was laying the child to rest with it’s father. Could her mum have done more? Been more supportive of her daughter? I don’t know. I think I would like to read more stories by “Betsy” to see how her other characters in her book are portrayed.

I enjoyed this book and I made an effort to finish it sooner rather than later, for keeping me busy and entertained I gave this book 5 stars! But I know I will be lying here tonight thinking about it.

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