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A Dangerous Imaginary Friend?

Advantages: Interesting premise that keeps you guessing, imaginative characters, atmospheric
Disadvantages: A little amateurish at times, need to suspend rational belief to enjoy it

...I came across this in the library and was tempted by the cover, and the authors I recognised who gave their own comments of praise for the novel. I donít recall being familiar with Unger and wasnít too sure what to expect from Crazy Love You; whilst I was ...

gothic_moon 31.03.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Crazy Love You - Lisa Unger

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Creep

Advantages: A fine first effort - once it warms up it is difficult to put down
Disadvantages: Could have got going a little sooner and some characters could have more meat on their bones

Creep Why read this? This book could have easily passed me by if I hadnít read a review by a fellow member on Ciao. The cover depicting handcuffs, and being a suspense thriller, means that I am outside my genre here. But the reviewer had me i ...

dawnymarie 01.06.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Creep - Jennifer Hillier

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A Hugely Impressive Debut Novel

Advantages: Wonderfully layered characters
Disadvantages: Slightly unevenly paced

As a psychologist, I love psychological thrillers, even more so when the main character is a psychologist, as they often allow greater insight into the human mind. The works of Jonathan Kellerman always entertain me and I've come across newer authors i ...

Soho_Black 13.05.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Creep - Jennifer Hillier

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A Cold Case, But Not Quite Her Coolest Work

Advantages: Loveable characters, confident writing, intriguing, atmospheric
Disadvantages: A little confusing with names and repetitive theories

Having read and reviewed other Kellerman novels, I was quite looking forward to this one when I came across it in the library. I recognised the characters involved and got a sense of familiarity just from the cover, and while it perhaps wasnít her best w ...

gothic_moon 26.07.2017 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Cold Case - Faye Kellerman

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Candles Snuffed Out

Advantages: So Much Promise and Potential; Great Writers
Disadvantages: Too weak

The credentials are good - very good, in fact: For the best part of three decades, Tabitha King has shared her life, her thoughts, her passions and her bed with perhaps the greatest writer of all time and, as a result, has had some success with novels in ...

markd_uk 05.01.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Candles Burning - Michael McDowell, Tabitha King

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