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Elsuttie

Elsuttie

Joined January 2018

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Mehso-so

A clever plot that really keeps you guessing. The loose ends up just get tied up a bit too quickly at the end, perhaps a little more could have been left to the reader‘s imagination.

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The Soldier's Wife: A Novel | Joanna Trollope
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Mehso-so

This is an intriguing read that pulls you in. It jumps around to different characters a bit too much for me.

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New Beginnings | Fern Britton
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Mehso-so

A sweet story with a happy ending but it dragged on a bit.

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Pickpick

It took me a while to get into this, but it did eventually really draw me in. I enjoyed how the stories intertwined, and the ending was a delight.

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Panpan

A bit predictable, and uninspiring. It really didn‘t captivate me. A light easy read but not one I‘d rush back to.

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Pickpick

A cute, light, and easy read. A good reminder that life is never straightforward but you‘ll always middle through.

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The Fallen | David Baldacci
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Pickpick

An odd setup for a thriller, but I enjoyed the setting in a sleepy town that has had its day. I just hope the next holiday Amos Decker has is a bit more relaxing!

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Widows | Lynda La Plante
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Mehso-so

A clever plot with great twists and turns along the way, it just dragged on a bit for me.

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Mehso-so

A bit slow and waffley, but a nice story. City girl gets sent to the highlands, meets the wrong man, but eventually ends up with the right one.

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A Seaside Affair | Fern Britton
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Mehso-so

A sweet tale with holiday romance, community spirit, and general high jinx. It is a little rambley in places, but overall not bad for a bit of light relief.

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Panpan

A very slow read that doesn‘t seem to flow. As a reader I wasn‘t captivated by the story or the setting, and there were too many characters involved.

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Hex and the Single Girl | Valerie Frankel
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Mehso-so

A nice idea, but sadly not well executed. The main character is so frustrating.

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The Lost Boy | Dave Pelzer
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Pickpick

Not as horrifying as the first book, but the sad story continues into young adulthood. An eye opening account of the foster system and the impact that this has on a child and their future.

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She'll Take It | Mary Carter
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Mehso-so

An interesting perspective on petty crime and addiction, masquerading as a light romance/chick lit. I think it tries a little too hard and doesn‘t quite achieve either.

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Pickpick

A truly horrifying read. It is written in such a descriptive way, you find yourself totally drawn into the story. A must read.

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My Three Husbands | Swan Adamson
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Panpan

I really didn‘t enjoy this one. The story is so far fetched it‘s ridiculous and I just found the main characters irritating, stupid and really frustrating.

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Decent Exposure | Phillipa Ashley
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Pickpick

Light and witty, this is an easy read. It‘s a bit silly but short and snappy and an enjoyable story.

Sammichaels Ooooo, I'm really excited at the moment, also a tad nervous, because the fabulous Phillipa Ashley is reading MY book to review it! Omg, I hope she likes it! 4y
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Pillow Talk | Freya North
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Mehso-so

A reasonably lighthearted boy meets girl. A little bit long winded in places, I felt that it could have been edited down a bit. Overall a nice read though.

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Pickpick

An intriguing plot that you think you have figured out but actually doesn‘t go where you expected. Well written, it doesn‘t waffle on unnecessarily.

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The Holiday Home | Fern Britton
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Mehso-so

A light and easy read, but lacking a bit in substance for me. Definitely made me miss long summer days and the seaside though!

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Codename Villanelle | Luke Jennings
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I adored this even more than the tv series. So cleverly written, entertaining and fascinating. Dark humour at its best.

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Spectacles | Sue Perkins
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So funny and easy to read. I‘m not normally one for autobiographies but this was worth a punt!

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The Winter Secret | Lulu Taylor
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Mehso-so

A bit slow and didn‘t really flow that well. The characters were interesting though and I did enjoy the setting.

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Pickpick

A really sweet book, slightly far fetched and silly but totally relatable too. I want to read the rest of the series now!

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Pickpick

This really wasn‘t what I expected, in a good way! The story deals so well with some really difficult topics and manages to do so in an upbeat manner.

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The Other Half Lives | Sophie Hannah
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Panpan

Slow and tedious, I really wanted to enjoy this book more but it didn‘t grab me at all.

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Pickpick

A book that will make you laugh and cry. I loved the way you follow the characters over time as they grow up, with snapshots of their lives. Really nicely written and edited and of course a happy ending (eventually!).

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Pickpick

A really lovely heartwarming read, perfect for the Christmas holidays.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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A cracking who-dunnit that keeps you guessing. Not for the faint hearted, this is a weighty novel (especially if you‘re reading the hardback!) but I really enjoyed how it all came together and the twists along the way.

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Mehso-so

The story took a while to really get going for me and I struggled at first to get into it. However once I was in it was a journey through all the emotions.

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Pickpick

Not very Christmassy, unlike the title. It‘s a lovely romantic story about the perils of growing up (or not!) and family politics. Well written and enjoyable read.

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Twelve Days of Christmas | Trisha Ashley
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Mehso-so

Loved the idea of this story but it just dragged on a bit for me. The main character is lovely and relatable but it just gets a bit repetitive and could have been much more concise.

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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book more, but I just found it a little frustrating. There‘s a lovely twist at the end but I felt like you‘re kept waiting a little too long for it! Overall a nice read though.

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Wish Upon a Star | Trisha Ashley
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Pickpick

A cute story with a very happy ending. Very heart warming! A good cosy winter read.

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Holding | Graham Norton
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t really like the writing style, it didn‘t flow particularly well to me. The characters were well developed but I just felt that it lacked fluidity.

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Panpan

A bit predictable and far fetched. So many cliches and a bit silly for me.

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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Pickpick

An excellent telling of an awful story. It is descriptive whilst leaving many details to the reader‘s imagination. The details behind the story and the writer‘s visit to krompachy are so moving and provide a great insight to how the book came about.

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House at Chorlton | Prue Leith
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It took me a while to get into it, but it was worth the perseverance. A really lovely story, with some fabulous historical context and great foodie references. There are a few bits that are a bit emotional, but overall a heart warming story.

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The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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Pickpick

A gripping book with a great twist at the end. The characters are well described and the plot is fast moving.

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Girl Unknown | Karen Perry
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Mehso-so

The idea is clever and well thought out, but it‘s a bit disjointed and not the easiest to follow. The ending was weird too. I don‘t think it tied up the loose ends well.

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Left Bank | Kate Muir
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Mehso-so

Filled with cliches and stereotypes, but beautifully set in upper class Paris. A non-traditional love story, with so many twists and turns along the way.

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Panpan

A good premise - suspected murder but without a body - but not that well executed. Slow to get going and too much back story distracting from the main events. It really dragged for me.

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Pickpick

A light easy read set in the beautiful scilly isles. It‘s witty and clever, but delightfully romantic.

LizzieChantree Cute book cover too! 4y
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Blood Mist | MARK. ROBERTS
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Mehso-so

Very weird and disturbed but well written. The plot moves quickly but it‘s easy to follow. It was quite graphic and harrowing, particularly where it involved small children.

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Murder in Paradise | James Patterson
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Mehso-so

This book is made up of three short stories that are quite different and all a bit quirky. The last one was probably my favourite, it had a great ending!

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First Time in Forever | Sarah Morgan
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Pickpick

Light and easy, it was short and sweet and didn‘t drag on unnecessarily. I loved the story and was sad when I finished it!

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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia | Julian Fellowes
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Panpan

I found it hard to get into and a slow read. The story jumped around too much with too many characters involved.

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P Is for Peril | Sue Grafton
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Panpan

This one was a bit disappointing and really just didn‘t do it for me. It was too slow and drawn out and the ending just too convenient.

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"O" is for Outlaw | Sue Grafton
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Pickpick

I‘m not sure many people would go to such lengths for an ex-husband, but I guess theirs wasn‘t a normal relationship and she is a PI! This was a good detective story and it definitely kept me guessing.

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Pulse | Felix Francis
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A bit dark and depressing, but it really grips you! Fast paced and clever, there are a few twists and turns on the way.