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The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
The Skeleton Road
by Val McDermid
read in January, 2015
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I’ve read a lot of Val McDermid’s books, and I am usually a fan. In The Skeleton Road, I realised who the killer was on page 40 of the 400-page book. Given that the book is about the mystery of who did it, I thought McDermid was introducing a red her ...more
The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
The Facts of Life and Death
by Belinda Bauer
read in January, 2015
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I want to give this book 3.5 stars.

10-year-old Ruby Trick is a bit overweight and rather socially awkward. She is angry with her mother who always seems angry with her husband, Ruby’s father, John Trick. Ruby loves horses, Mars bars, and she adores h
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Hope to Die by James Patterson
Hope to Die (Alex Cross, #22)
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Hope to Die is the continuation of Cross My Heart, which also received 1/5 from me. I said I wouldn't read this book, but I did. It was there in my book review box and I wanted to see if Alex Cross could make amends.
Thierry Mulch has kidnapped Cross'
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The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
The Woman Who Stole My Life
by Marian Keyes
read in December, 2014
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Marian Keyes seems as lost as her characters in this book.
Stella Sweeney, the protagonist, does not make sense. She is married to a horrible man and her 17-year-old son is a nightmare. I cannot believe any woman would tolerate their disgusting behavi
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games is a Young Adult dystopian novel. Imagine a destroyed world. Imagine Ancient Rome. Imagine The Colosseum.
Katniss Everdeen is 16. She lives somewhere in the future in District 12 of Panem. The Capitol of Panem cruelly controls the hal
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Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes
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Anna Walsh sits and convalesces at her family home in Ireland, thinking obsessively of her husband, Aidan, and their life in New York. Why, you wonder, does she not just call him?
Anna is surrounded in true Keyes fashion by a nutty mother, and an ass
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The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes
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The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell
The Girl Next Door
by Ruth Rendell
read in December, 2014
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The idea of the ensemble cast in 'The Girl Next Door' reminded me of Ruth Rendell when she was writing as Barbara Vine. I loved those books. They were intricately plotted, filled with dark motives, ordinary lives and richly textured characters.

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Atlantia by Ally Condie
Atlantia
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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Elizabeth Berg
“Books educate and inspire, and they soothe souls -- like comfort food without the calories.”
Elizabeth Berg, Home Safe

Marisha Pessl
“People don’t realize how easy life is to change. You just get on the bus.”
Marisha Pessl, Night Film

Marisha Pessl
“I hate how the people who really get you are the ones you can never hold on to for very long. And the ones who don’t understand you at all stick around.”
Marisha Pessl, Night Film

Lemony Snicket
“I'm not a stranger," I said, and pointed to his book. "I'm someone who reads the same authors you do.”
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?

Lauren Beukes
“There are patterns because we try to find them. A desperate attempt at order because we can't face the terror that it might all be random.”
Lauren Beukes, The Shining Girls

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The Power of Words (Nonfiction)
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