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The Chatham School Affair
liked it
The author maintains a good level of suspense, not revealing until the final pages, what crime actually occurred.
Apr 2014
May 27, 2012
Don't Breathe a Word
really liked it
A bit confusing at times but overall a decent read. Kept me entertained, and I will look for other books by this author.
Jan 24, 2015
Nov 29, 2011
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
really liked it
My first Rizzoli and Isles book in Dec 2014. A good quick read, held my attention, have gone on to read the entire series, this time in order.
Dec 05, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
City of Veils (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #2)
really liked it
Still an enjoyable read but not as much as book one in this series. I found I kept tripping up over the names in this one, and the flow didn't feel qu ...more
Nov 30, 2016
Oct 24, 2015
really liked it
Enjoyed this book once I stopped reading it in short little bursts and settled in for a lengthy read. The ending is unpredictable and makes the book m ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Nov 25, 2010
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
it was ok
A good look at life in an English monastery under the rule of Cromwell. The mystery I could do without.
Nov 13, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
The Girl on the Train
really liked it
A good story, keeps you interested along the way. I recommend reading it in one sitting if possible, definitely not a book to pick up and put down esp ...more
Nov 16, 2016
Dec 29, 2014
Heavenly Pleasures (Corinna Chapman, #2)
liked it
Re-read from years ago for a book challenge. The second in the Corinna Chapman series of mysteries situated in the local area surrounding her bakery a ...more
Feb 22, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
it was amazing
I'm no great fan of Sherlock Holmes' stories so I approached this book with caution, assuming it would not please. However this book impressed me, the ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2013
Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)
really liked it
Enjoyable read, the storyline mostly stayed with the crimes and detection of those responsible. I still enjoy Kathy Reichs' writing way ahead of Patri ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries #1)
did not like it
Struggled with this book. Didn't warm to any of the characters and found the storyline completely unbelievable. Felt like I was reading an unpleasant ...more
Oct 25, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
Murder at Mansfield Park
it was ok
A simple murder mystery which uses the character names and settings from Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" but changes everything else including the pers ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 23, 2010
Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
1 and a half stars only
Disappointing doesnt go far enough. The writing was average, what I thought was going to be a crime/mystery storyline becomes a
Mar 12, 2013
Dec 23, 2011
Depraved Heart (Kay Scarpetta, #23)
it was ok
This book is so vague. And once again the completely peculiar Lucy features in this book, together with the nasty Carrie who, it seems, will not die. ...more
Feb 25, 2016
Dec 09, 2015
The Wrong Mother (Spilling CID, #3)
it was ok
I have mostly enjoyed the previous books in this series. Not brilliant, but ok to pass the time. However this book was not up to standard. I found it ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2017
Beyond Fear
liked it
**spoiler alert** Suspense maintained throughout, but as always you know the goodies will triumph.

Why why why do authors of this style of writing alwa
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2)
it was ok
This is the second Maisie Dobbs book I have read and I will not be reading any more. Difficult to read when you dislike the main character so much. I ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, #11)
really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm currently reading both the Patricia Cornwall series as well as the Kathy Reich's books. Funnily enough I am enjoying ...more
Nov 21, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
really liked it
Fascinating account of Charles Cullen, a Registered Nurse suspected of killing 300 patients by administering unnecessary and unordered medications. Du ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 03, 2014
Still Missing
liked it
Tells the story of Annie O'Sullivan who is abducted and held captive for a year, and the hunt for those involved.
Great for a wet afternoon, long air j
Aug 22, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Good level of suspense is maintained in the first half of the book as we wonder what is behind the attitude of the townsfolk towards ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Jun 16, 2012
The Woman in Black
really liked it
An absorbing tale. The feeling of impending doom gradually builds, leading to the inevitable. The author creates a clear picture of the mists and sea ...more
Jun 19, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
really liked it
Good story, moved along at a cracking pace.
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
Bones Are Forever (Temperance Brennan, #15)
liked it
Another standard read from Kathy Reichs.
Jan 13, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
liked it
This was ok; one of the latest series in the whole vampire thing that's happening so much these days. I enjoyed it more towards the end (possibly beca ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta, #4)
liked it
3 and a 1/2 stars
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Trick or Treat (Corinna Chapman, #4)
it was ok
Have enjoyed the series so far but this one let me down. Too unbelievable, too many stories which don't gel with each other - poisoning witches AND Na ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
it was amazing
Having found the second book in this series to be somewhat drawn out at times, I wondered what I would think of the final book in this series. I thoro ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Oct 06, 2010
Gone Girl
really liked it
Absorbing tale about a missing wife. Just who is the villain?
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
Sharp Objects
Depressing. Nasty people in an equally nasty small town where two young girls have been murdered. To be honest I think you could do us all a favour an ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 23, 2012