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Christa (Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives, #7)
4.29
As the author, I'm biased. :-)
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
 
Into the Darkest Corner
4.09
Read in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Very interesting structure with a past and present story simultaneously told.
May 12, 2004
May 12, 2004
 
Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin, #1)
3.89
Im a sucker for an over the top historical romance. The ones with florid faux ballgown covers. Anna Campbell is a mistress of the art with her novels ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Nov 12, 2010
 
Evil in the Suburbs
3.80
This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2009
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
Overall I like this very much. The world building was great and it's an intriguing story line. But ... the characterisation was a little flawed. I sta ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
River Road
3.79
Pedestrian.
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Brunetti, #20)
3.84
I love Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti crime novels set in Venice. The crimes are often subtle, with no winners or losers. She has a mordant wit with shar ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
Wait For Me!: Memoirs Of The Youngest Mitford Sister
3.73
Any thing by one of the Mitford sisters is worth reading to get an insight to the workings of the British aristocracy and the inevitable changes over ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
The White Room
3.74
I'm giving this a four even though it was gripping, with a solid menacing style totally appropriate for the setting. Post war Britain would have to be ...more
Oct 11, 2002
Oct 11, 2001
 
Men of Bad Character
2.67
This was a compelling book in that I couldn't put it down. However much the main protagonist was a complete train wreck who most of the time I wanted ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.71
This is be best book I've read so far this year. I read it solidly over two days unable to put it down. French has two qualities that make for great g ...more
Dec 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Her Best Worst Mistake
3.86
This is one of the best romances I've read for a long time. Not only does it have good writing, characterisation and some steamy sex but it also has a ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
The Old School
3.90
Terrific book, one of the best I've read this year. If you love Sydney with all her sleaze and diversity you'll like this. Set in the 1990s at the hei ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Afterwards
3.77
Very Lovely Bones-ish. A mother and daughter injured in a fire, hover in a ghostly way while their family and loved ones try to work out who's hurt th ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10)
4.48
For some reason I found it hard to get into this book. I'm not a great lover of shapeshifter stories but the Psy aspect of this series I find fascinat ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1)
3.95
It was a long haul but I finally finished. Made more difficult by having a faulty ebook from Amazon. But that said it was an incredible book. An amazi ...more
Dec 2012
Jun 11, 2006
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.38
I could only get a third of the way into this book. Beautiful writing, fabulous intricate descriptions but no emotional link for me. Does that mean I' ...more
Jun 10, 2003
Dec 01, 2012
 
Play Dead
3.70
Dreadful. His first novel and it really shows. But also fascinating to see his development as a writer. The dialogue is appalling, which is so interes ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
3.93
First Deanna Raybourn I've read. I liked the first person POV and the social context of the 1880s upper class. Would've liked more of Nicholas Brisban ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1)
3.91
A read this on a depressing day when I really needed some optimism and escape. It was great to lose myself in a well written and entertaining historic ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Grease Monkey Jive
3.66
Wonderful, quirky contemporary Australian romance. A real hero's journey. Fast, funny dialogue and an unlikely setting that really works. Yes, there's ...more
Dec 12, 2001
Dec 01, 2012
 
Faceless
4.13
Such a dilemma. Her writing style leaves a lot to be desired. Doesn't know the meaning of show not tell. But it's a rattlin' good yarn and she keeps t ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2012
 
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
4.06
Excellent. Terrific murder mystery set in a monastery at the time of the dissolution during the reign of Henry VIII. The main protagonist is a support ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 11, 2010
 
The Great Escape (Wynette, Texas, #7)
3.81
I'm a little disappointed. I love SEP but this felt a little abbreviated. At times it seemed she didn't go deep enough into the characterisation. Not ...more
Dec 2012
Jul 12, 2011
 
Storm Glass (Glass, #1)
3.95
I got interrupted a lot while I was reading this, so I didn't really get into it. OK but not really engaging enough for me. The fantasy world was very ...more
Dec 2012
May 11, 2008
 
Doukakis's Apprentice
3.99
I'm having a bit of a category romance binge and the moment and while I don't normally read Presents everyone raved about this, and with good reason. ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Her Outback Rescuer (Journey Through the Outback #1)
3.51
I generally like Marion Lennox so it's possible I was out of sorts when I read this, but I found it a little too saccharine. The whole thread about th ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
4.09
Lee Child's is back on his game with this. His recent previous ones I found a bit disappointing. I little too cold and dispassionate. This one keeps y ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
All They Need
3.79
Sarah Mayberry is one of my favorite romance writers and this is a terrific example. Heartwarming and sexy. Deals with hard, real life issues in a tot ...more
Feb 12, 2005
Feb 12, 2004
 
Not Quite a Husband
3.88
This is my first Sherry Thomas book and is a keeper. She's able to develop quite complex and believable conflict between the hero and heroine in a way ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
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