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Excellently written - a gripping page turner!

Advantages: brilliant read from a new author, gripping and intriguing
Disadvantages: I want another book to read now!

...Reading is a really passionate hobby of mine that I am trying to make more time for, and also diversify the types of authors who’s books I read. However, before I read this, I reverted back to a Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta) novel and I was so so disa ...

MsTricia 14.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Widow - Fiona Barton

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A Gripping Read To The Bitter End

Advantages: Intriguing premise, intelligently written, atmospheric, flows well.
Disadvantages: Some cliched phrases dotted about.

...I came across this recently and was quite excited to get to read it, having read & reviewed other Hoag novels (and loved them!) On the cover we’re told this is “The hold-your-breath new Kovac & Liska thriller”, along with the tagline, “Deception is her de ...

gothic_moon 17.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Bitter Season - Tami Hoag

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Could be better, but also could be A LOT worse

Advantages: easy to read, enjoyable and good story
Disadvantages: not groundbreaking compared to any of her other stories

I haven’t had the chance to chill out and read a good book in ages, so when I finally had some well deserved holiday time last month, I was super excited to be building up my Kindle collection with some good reads. A week of laying on the beach in the Dom ...

MsTricia 02.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Get Even - Martina Cole

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So bad it deserves Zero stars...

Advantages: boring, long, no development, too descriptive and little action
Disadvantages: none

I told myself I wasn't going to review this book because it was so bad it wasn't worth it. But sometimes I probably should review books when they aren't a good read, otherwise people won't know NOT to read it! Negative book reviews are just as useful as p ...

MsTricia 17.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell

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A Talented Writer but a Disappointing Book

Advantages: Its another 'Kay Scarpetta' Novel
Disadvantages: Too long, Didn't enjoy the plot

This book, though well written, Cornwell could have done better. I do feel for such a well-established writer as herself this book was long and drawn out. When in fact it could have been shorter. The completed hardcover copy is 466 pages long and in ess ...

LauraMcCabeUK 30.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell

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