Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
It is an odd one this book. Many great reviews, and maybe I just don't understand modern literature, but I found it hard to stay connected at the beginning and most of the way through. The sing song style of writing didn't appeal to me, and I would have liked more about the main characters and less about the peripheral stuff. The small bursts of violence were a bit shocking, but most of the book left me unmoved. 2/5
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This for me was a bit of a light and mildly amusing read, and I have to admit to learning a few new things. The technique to help a patient with ear troubles was a goodie, and I like his common sense approach and gentle ways. 3/5
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Maya starts off at the funeral of her husband, killed in the park leaving her as a mother to a young daughter. Her sister was also killed several years earlier and she begins to link the two together after a run in with the family nanny.
Still I'm not going to give up on you Mr Coben - I still believe in your power to produce a solid thriller novel. 3/5
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Her private life is getting interesting too. After a year long relationship with farmer John, he is now beginning to put some pressure on and decisions must be made, nothing will be easy for her.
She is fast becoming my new thriller hero, as I am enjoying her stories and she seems to hold her own without getting into crazy scenarios like old Tempe Brennan or Kay Scarpetta - if you like those books, I think this series will be right up your alley. 4/5
Monday, April 11, 2016
Saturday, April 09, 2016
I stood in the library and read a few pictures and then decided to take this home to devour in one sitting, an easy read. 4/5
Thursday, April 07, 2016
I did find the beginning of the story a bit slow, but once going it was a nice family story that reminded me very much of Jojo Moyes and her storytelling. A good solid tale of love and family and that relationships grow and change throughout the years, and that everyone deserves happiness, in whatever form that takes. 4/5
Monday, April 04, 2016
After the horrors of the camp, the rest of the letter describes to her father that how his loss still echoed over the years and still hurt her deeply and she felt him in everything she did and how after fighting to survive the camps, when she came home she struggled to carry on.
Haunting, sad and hopeful at the same time, this book moved me deeply. 5/5
Friday, April 01, 2016
Then a pretty young backpacker is picked up for a ride and disappears. When her remains are found in a ritual display of body parts, they wonder if the same killer is back, trying to raise an ancient being from the darkness.
Part cop thriller and horror, it was held together by the wise voice of Katie, who is undergoing a lot of background turmoil, the death of her young son and a husband whose world is falling apart. Still she keeps going - although she does make a few dubious decisions throughout the story, she comes across as a good complicated character.
I gave it a 5/5 because even though at times I was totally grossed out by the story, I was keen to dive into the book anytime I could. 5/5