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Advantages: Likeable characters, easy to get into and good storylines
Disadvantages: None for me

I have now read few books by this author and also have a couple more on my shelves waiting to be read. This particular one is her newest and I decided to make a start on it right away as when I bought it, I had just finished a book and this really just ap ...

frankiecesca 07.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Year of Taking Chances - Lucy Diamond

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Things We Never Say

Advantages: A really good read
Disadvantages: None

This book begins with a prologue going back 55 years. It is about a girl called Dilly who is being mistreated, but it is only once you get into the book that you find out who Dilly is. The book then jumps onto another period in time a few years ago, be ...

jules.34 17.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Things We Never Say - Sheila O'Flanagan

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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

moistbabe 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Sentenced to Life

Advantages: Compelling, dark, complex characters
Disadvantages: May not appeal to you if you don't like black comedy

...On the day of her retirement, Jean Hawkins is presented by her work colleagues with a leaving present, a 5 year diary. Having intended to commit suicide on her return home, this gift rather puts a spanner in the works. Miss Hawkins has spent her entire ...

moistbabe 08.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Five Year Sentence - Bernice Rubens

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The Hidden Cottage

Advantages: A Great Read.
Disadvantages: None

...by Erica James and like the others I have read, this one does not fail to deliver. It is a really good read that draws you in. Owen Fletcher has arrived back at Little Pelham years after he first lived there as a child. He has j ...

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Review of The Hidden Cottage - Erica James

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