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I Let You Go

By Clare Mackintosh I'd heard good stuff about this book and the prologue lifted me into the story quickly. I was keen as mustard to keep going. But then ... I was disappointed with the portrayal of the police characters - the main detective lacked depth (for me anyway). I'd read that the author had a police background and I think this may have been a hindrance rather than a help. There is definitely a necessity for following the right guidelines, doing research, to make your … [Read More...]

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Double Feature

Double Feature

Two books featured this month:   Broomsticks, Walking Sticks & Zimmer Frames: Fourteen fun, up-dated fairy tales, written from the point of view of the older characters; Red Riding Hood's granny for one. It's a big favourite of mine and a great stocking-filler.       Breaking Protocol: A fast-paced crime thriller, involving Forensic Pathologist Joe Flanagan. On offer this month for 99p. Book Two available soon. … [Read More...]

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Words that make me go ‘ooh and ahh’

  Quintessential (adj.) Representative of a quality, state … perfect. (This is one of my favourites) “In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes”. Barry Unsworth   Propinquity (n) Formal nearness in time, place, or relationship. (Got this from a poem … :)) "Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to … [Read More...]

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Soundgarden

Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thavil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the bands full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben … [Read More...]

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