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A misery memoir masquerading as crime fiction

Advantages: Will make you grateful for modern policing
Disadvantages: Not really about the crime or criminial, protagonist suffers excessive guilt

If I had been left to judge this book based on my immediate impressions, I never would have read it. The title wasn’t promising – especially as it didn’t immediately appear to relate to the plot. The front cover, dominated by the author and title hewn in ...

brokenangelkisses 29.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of A Quiet Belief in Angels - R.J. Ellory

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Richard and Judy like it, so why can't I?!

Advantages: Gripping, excellently written.
Disadvantages: Richard and Judy like it, pretty tragic story

...the charity booklist at work. I had never heard of R J Ellory before, and for the purpose of this review I'm going to find out a bit more about him! RJ Ellory R J Ellory has an excellent website at - w ...

marymoose99 13.06.2008 · Read full review
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Loud Lament

Advantages: many
Disadvantages: few

...open the book and find a dedication to Truman Capote, on the next page a quotation on childhood by an author I don't know, then comes a half-page long prologue on gunshots in New York which no one heard or cared for. So we are in New York? The following ...

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A quiet belief in Angels - tragedy, loss and a crime thriller

Advantages: Compelling insights into a personal journey through life. Small town American life.
Disadvantages: Lots of murder of young girls, the hero's loss and sorrow is almost unbearable

I read this on Holiday in September 09, the first R J Ellory novel I've read. It appeared to get good reviews on Amazon and is another Richard and Judy summer read for 2009 and to be honest the title did attract me. The story starts in Georgia i ...

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Very disappointing

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Suspense was overrated

I bought this book following some outstanding reviews on Amazon as well as Richard & Judy's endorsement (which rarely lets me down). However I must say that I was thoroughly disappointed. The story is set in the depths of the Southern states of America ...

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