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What goes around comes around!

Advantages: Unputdownable..great read, addictive author..
Disadvantages: Takes up time when I should be doing housework or going to graft..

Hello, firstly I love Martina Cole. Her writing style is raw, she doesn't hold back on violence..swearing..current issues..abuse.. She is a real life present times style writer and this may offend some people. For myself I find this true to life in our ti ...

Budandstella 27.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Revenge - Martina Cole

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Not Broken Beyond Repair

Advantages: Some nicely gruesome murders
Disadvantages: A couple of nasty genre cliches

Despite the odd reservation, "White Bones" by Graham Masterton, the first book in his ''Katie Maguire'' series, was good enough to have me eagerly reaching for the second, ''Broken Angels''. Whilst Masterton may have dipped into some of the female detect ...

Soho_Black 23.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Broken Angels - Graham Masterton

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419 Out Of 5

Advantages: Great story and great writing
Disadvantages: None that I noticed

Will Ferguson seems to have a liking for con games. His 2007 novel, "Hustle" (published as "Spanish Fly" in Canada), followed a pair of 1930 short con grifters and their willing protege. However, in his Giller Prize (Canada's equivalent to the Booker Pr ...

Soho_Black 11.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of 419 - Will Ferguson

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Quilt or Innocence - awful title - that should have been a clue!

Advantages: I didn't pay for it
Disadvantages: Read the review!

Well I picked this up from a bookcrossing shelf and although the look of the book should have alerted me to its content. I thought it would be worth a read as it was billed as a detective novel set in Carolina and based around a quilting group. I like re ...

catsholiday 23.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Quilt or Innocence - Elizabeth Craig

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Suffer the Children

Advantages: A great example of the genre, with some political insight thrown in for free
Disadvantages: None

Cassie is out riding on a bridle path hardly used in the height of summer, totally deserted in winter. Her horse takes a tumble, and she goes with it, and stumbles into a tiny, plastic-wrapped child, maybe three-years old, and painfully thin, foot-soles l ...

hiker 22.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Water Music - Margie Orford

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