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The Snowdonia Killings
The Snowdonia Killings | Simon McCleave
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"DI Ruth Hunter hopes seeling in Snodonia will melt away the grief of a missing partner. Burying herself in her work, she senses that her current missing persons case isn't all that it seems. When a man's body turns up torn to pieces, Ruth realises that she is now tracking a serial killer" -- Amazon --
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Rice and beans for lunch. Perfect day, breeze,blue cloudless sky, 77 degrees. #porchlife #summerread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful as always!! 1mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Enjoy! It‘s going to be 102 at my house! 🥵🔥 1mo
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A very enjoyable beginning to a hopefully excellent series! Great characters, nice banter, fabulous surroundings, and a peculiar story. Downside is that it was a bit too fixated on alcoholism and needing to smoke at all times, but hopefully those things will be sorted out in the next books.

EadieB Good review! I'm ready for book 2 so let me know when is a good time for you to read it. 7mo
Andrew65 Agree with your review totally. If we are reading the second one I need to read it by 18th Jan. @EadieB @eanderson (edited) 7mo
eanderson Totally agree and @Andrew65 I‘m in for reading the second one! 7mo
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Tove_Reads Totally ready! We have Regan the 10th, so should we do it before or after? What about Lin Anderson? @EadieB @Andrew65 @eanderson 7mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @eanderson I'm ready for all 3 books so just set the dates and I'll be there! 7mo
eanderson I‘m going to do book two for Ruth Hunter but might not do Lin Anderson. I have to catch up on Lizzy Gardner first. 😊 @Andrew65 @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 7mo
EadieB @eanderson So, we are doing book 2 of Ruth Hunter on January 5. 7mo
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eanderson
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Finished one more book before the new year. 😊 I‘m sold on this series. Two flawed detectives work together to solve a couple of murders. A couple of little annoyances but I don‘t feel like it ruined the book. Bought the second! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
#christmasbuddyreads

EadieB I got the 2nd one today with Kindle Unlimited. 7mo
Crazeedi I'm putting on my tbr this year sometime. I am going to tackle what I have on hand!! 7mo
Andrew65 I need to read the second before 18th Jan. 7mo
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Andrew65
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I loved this book #ChristmasBuddyReadathon. Some great characters, with great plot lines and good fun trying to work out what was going on. Unusual but I actually guessed the killer from not much more than halfway into the book, but not the full reasoning for it. A great style of writing that makes it easy reading, and plenty of questions to answer in the future books in the series. Just one blot for me, Ruth continually smoking, not needed IMHO.

Andrew65 3rd book finished for the #NewYearSpecial #20in4 #Readathon 7mo
EadieB Great review! Good job 👏 guessing killer! 7mo
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, possibly more guess work or a gut feel. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I get those feelings at times too! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Make detectives out of us yet. 🤣 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 We do learn a lot of detecting skills reading these books 📖 and forensic information is most interesting! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Think we‘ve had a good training programme. 7mo
Tove_Reads I‘m annoyed about how Much he writes about Nick drinking. We get it - he‘s an alcoholic, but too many pages about it. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Definitely could probably write our own series! 7mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Yes too much drink talk and too much smoking, sometimes less is more. Fed up with the line ‘you drive, I‘ll smoke‘. I wonder if he has had a drink problem. 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB We most definitely could. Buxton and Burke, or Burke and Buxton has a ring about it. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Does sound good! 7mo
Tove_Reads Indeed. Every detective seems to have these problems in different series, or some childhood trauma, but most definitely, less is more! 7mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sometimes it feels too much like a formula. With a missing partner for Ruth, I felt that was enough. They didn‘t both need issues. 7mo
Tove_Reads Agree! 7mo
Andrew65 We should schedule the second one at some point. @Tove_Reads @EadieB @eanderson 7mo
Tove_Reads Most definitely! And Lin Anderson‘s first. 7mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sounds a 2022 plan. Only two more Lizzy Gardner books. (edited) 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m in for book 2 and Lin Anderson! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Just need to decide when. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I need to order a copy of book 2 as my library doesn‘t own it. 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I have access through Kindle Unlimited. Let us know when you get it. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I can get it at amazon kindle for 2.99 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I signed onto kindle unlimited free trial for a month and got a copy 7mo
Andrew65 I‘ve done that on a few occasions @EadieB 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes well worth it! 7mo
Andrew65 Also how I got hold of the T R Ragan books. @EadieB @Tove_Reads 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Can you sign for a month and do free trail again another time? 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Found if you leave it for a long time between you can do another free trial. Must have had 3 or 4 over the years. Last time I tried to cancel I got three months for 3.99. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s a good price! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB My current offer runs out on 18th January so been stacking up the reads from there. (edited) 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 How long do you get to keep the books on your kindle app? 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB You can have them on your kindle as long as you want providing you are part of Kindle Unlimited. No time limit. If you leave it though they disappear from the Kindle. (edited) 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 ok thanks! Good to know! 7mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 7mo
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eanderson
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Not feeling great today so I‘m cuddled up, starting #20in4, and getting time in with Ruth and Nick this morning. 🤒

Andrew65 Sending positive thoughts, hope you are feeling better soon. 7mo
EadieB Hope you feel better soon! 7mo
Suet624 Oh dear. I hope you feel better soon. My recipe when I'm not feeling well? Read and sleep and read and sleep. 7mo
tracey38 Hope you feel better soon. I've been sick all week myself. Finally diagnosed with upper respiratory infection. Hugs and happy reading. 7mo
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EadieB
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#ChristmasBuddyReadathon #TheSnowdoniaKillings #SimonMcCleave

This was a very good start to a series. The author is a good writer and I love 💕 the complex-flawed characters of Ruth and Nick. The premise of the murders was interesting and I didn‘t guess the murderer. The only criticism is that there were too many twists in the end which seemed to make the book drag a bit. I will move on to the 2nd book as I want to see what happens next.

Andrew65 A great review, still ploughing through it. Think Nick needs help! Perhaps he gets it later in the book. 7mo
Tove_Reads I really liked it too! Agree that the ending was a bit unbalanced. Was also annoyed with how much was written about Nick‘s drinking problem. We get it - he has a big drinking problem! Otherwise it got me hooked. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I feel there will be definite problems with him in future books as he really does need immediate help! 7mo
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Andrew65
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Have started the first book in the DI Ruth Hunter Series by Simon McCleave.
These are set in Rural North Wales after Ruth relocates to North Wales from London. Someone has just murdered a Deputy Head! 😳
Reading this as part of the #ChristmasBuddyReadathon

EadieB Only at 61% right now as I‘ve been making Split Pea Soup 🍲 with Ham. 7mo
Tove_Reads Just bought the second in the series. I liked it. A few rough edges that I think will be ironed out in future books, but a really good start! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Beating me, I‘m at 25%, the soup sounds good. 7mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads It looks like the first book he wrote. Quite bizarre really, Fantastic Fiction shows he had 14 books published in 2020 and 2021, none before that. Seems strange. @EadieB 7mo
Tove_Reads Well, I think this is one of these things… Angela Marsons wrote for 20 years before her books were chosen. Publishing really is an odd world. Maybe that could be your new carrier? 7mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 he worked in television and film development. He was a Script Editor at the BBC, a producer at Channel 4 before working as a Story Analyst in Los Angeles. He worked on films such as 'The Full Monty' and television series such as the BBC Crime Drama 'Between The Lines 7mo
EadieB Simon then became a script writer for television and film. He wrote on series such as Silent Witness, Murder In Suburbia, Teachers, Attachments, The Bill, Eastenders and many more. His film, 'Out of the Game' for Channel 4 was critically acclaimed - 'An unflinching portrayal of male friendship.' (Time Out) 7mo
EadieB Simon is currently in negotiations to make the Ruth Hunter books into a television series. 7mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Presumably had written a large part of the series before it was published. Helps us readers if published in bulk like that. You‘d think with all the series I read I could write one 🤣 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB A TV series could be very interesting. Could see it working already. Sounds a very accomplished and busy man, the series he was involved in are very popular series. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I think he does seem very talented. I have watched and enjoyed some of Silent Witness. 7mo
KatieB I (hopefully) have a 9 hour flight on Saturday so think I‘m going to save this for then. Need something engrossing and suspenseful 7mo
Andrew65 @KatieB This will work well for the flight. 7mo
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Andrew65
The Snowdonia Killings | Simon McCleave
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29th is the date to start the tagged book as part of the #ChristmasBuddyReadathon. If you‘re part of Kindle Unlimited you can read it free as part of that, otherwise it‘s available cheaply from Amazon. All welcome to join the read of it and reading is at your down pace.

eanderson Started today! I‘m liking it so far! 7mo
Andrew65 @eanderson That‘s good to hear. 7mo
EadieB Im halfway through it! He‘s a good writer! Teachers and Headmasters are being killed! 7mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m just off to hide 🙈🤣 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Just wanted to warn you! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Material a bit close to home 😬 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 It‘s only fiction! But keep your doors 🚪 locked! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB All locked 🤣 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Don‘t forget to check the windows 🪟 too! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 🤣 All locked, helped that it‘s winter! 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! Stay safe! 7mo
KatieB I‘m in! Sounds great! 7mo
Andrew65 @KatieB Great to have you with us 😊 7mo
Tove_Reads Looking forward to the next one in the series! I‘m sure the characters will grow in future books. It left so many questions and now I need to know more. 7mo
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Tove_Reads
The Snowdonia Killings | Simon McCleave
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Heard good things about this one. Free now!

eanderson I need to get to this one. I‘ve had it for a while now. 🤦‍♀️ 1y
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