• Book review: Sleep by CL Taylor

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Permalink

    I enjoyed this book by UK author CL Taylor and ended up reading the entire thing in one sitting.

    There were a few pacing issues for me, which seems to be something I’m mentioning a bit lately… perhaps it’s me – the common denominator – becoming pedantic. Or forgetful. I should also mention I had an early electronic copy so it wasn’t always clear when scenes finished and started. That aside though, it’s an intriguing novel. Not scary as such, but readers are presented with a likeable lead character who we come to care about and whose life is at risk… so there’s some suspense thrown in.

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    three-half-stars
  • Book review: The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan

    Monday, March 25, 2019 Permalink

    I wasn’t sure about this book as it’s a bit outside of my usual reading genre. I don’t read a lot of women’s fiction and stay far far away from historical fiction.

    I do however, often read books that alternate between the past and present (a la Natasha Lester, Kate Morton etc), which this book does and I was thankfully engaged in this story and drawn to the characters from the get-go.

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    three-half-stars
  • Book review: Run Away by Harlan Coben

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Permalink

    I really enjoyed this standalone by Harlan Coben. I hadn’t read much of his work until a half a dozen years ago but he’s become a favourite and with about 30 books published (as well as some television series under his belt) he’s proved he’s consistent and a reliable choice when it comes to entertaining reading fodder.

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    four-stars
  • Book review: Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 Permalink

    My reading of Lisa Gardner’s DD Warren series has been shockingly inconsistent. In fact I was surprised it’d been three years since I read Find Her, in which we first meet Flora, former kidnap victim turned vigilante… who’s since become DD’s confidential informant.

    Flora’s back in this outing with someone else from DD’s past.

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    four-stars