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Andrew65
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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On balance this was a very good introduction to a new series and a new character, a person who is going through a crisis and thinks a body found could be the son she gave up for adoption at birth. This leads us to find out a lot more about Rhône‘s character and as a result you quickly become attached to her. Quite a dark seedy side of Scotland and the odd sexualised bits (could do without those). I look forward to continuing this series.

EadieB Great review! 16h
Andrew65 3rd book for #JoyousJanuary Book 15 for #JumpStart2022 16h
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks 16h
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EadieB
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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Pickpick

#Driftnet #LinAnderson #BuddyReads #BookSpinBingo

A teenage boy is found mutilated and murdered in an apartment building in Glasgow. Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is called to the scene where she discovers that the boy resembles her. She gave up a baby boy for adoption 17 years before. She sets out to find the boy's killer and determine whether he is her long-lost son. She immerses herself in the sinister world of an internet pedophile ring.

EadieB Some very powerful men have a lot to lose if she succeeds, and everything to gain if she dies. This is a gritty read on a sensitive subject matter - paedophilia and a warning of explicit sex scenes. The characters were well-drawn and the chapters and POV's switched between the main characters. There are lots of twists in the plot that keep the pages turning quickly until the end. 19h
EadieB I'm now looking forward to reading the next book in the series. If you like gritty mystery/thrillers then I'm sure you will enjoy this one. 19h
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 18h
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Andrew65 Totally agree with your review. 16h
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 16h
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Andrew65
Driftnet, Volume 1 | Lin Anderson
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Started the first book in the #RhonaMacLeod series, set in Glasgow.

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2020

Lizpixie Let me know if it‘s good👍 2d
EadieB Hope you enjoy it! 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB Enjoying it so far, has a dark feeling. 2d
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Andrew65 @Lizpixie Will do. 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 I'm starting this one tonight. 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB Quite a quick read. I‘m approaching the end. (edited) 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Nice to get a short one now and then! 2d
Clwojick 🔥🔥🔥 1d
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Anna40
Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Pickpick

Told through thoughts and the inner lives of the characters, the story - if there really is one in the traditional sense - moves slowly, but the writing is wonderful and gripping. Quite a unique book, especially after we‘ve by now all experienced cabin fever during various lockdowns - the claustrophobic feelings, the boredom are relatable. It‘s not been raining here, but snowing all afternoon …

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Susanita
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This is one of the books on my “currently reading” list that I want to clear out … one way or another … this year. 🤔

#beginswith #long

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻🙌🏻 3d
Eggs Nice photo❣️ 3d
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Bookishlie
Mehso-so

This was on audio through Scribd. It was a 3.0 for me. I finished it, but wouldn‘t have had I been reading it. It was an ok.

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bnp
My Friend Annie | Jane Duncan
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I'm empathetic.

#BFC2022, @wanderinglyn

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Emu
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Mehso-so

Definitely a feel good book, but I was a bit bored with it.

PatriciaU I read maybe three of her books before I got bored. I do, though, pick one up if I‘m feeling in need of an easy, uplifting read. (edited) 3d
Emu I might do that too. It was an easy feel-good book 😊 3d
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Tove_Reads
Driftnet | Lin Anderson
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First book in a series of many, many books. Set in grey, rainy Glasgow, but has the vibe of a bigger, international, more cosmopolitan city. It‘s a good start to a series, not great, 3,5 stars. I like Rhonda, the main character, who is a forensic scientist. I think she has a lot to give. This felt more like a character than story-driven book. I hope the writing will grow with the book and its characters.

EadieB I'm looking forward to reading this series! 4d
Tove_Reads @EadieB I think it has potential! I‘m expecting it to get better. Wasn‘t bad by any means, but a bit short and a few weird things that didn‘t really work for me, but mainly an enjoyable read. 4d
EadieB @Tove_Reads That's good to hear! It's hard to tell with the first book not always the best! 4d
Andrew65 Still trying to get hold of this one. 4d
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