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Circle: The Diary of Stella Moore

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  17 reviews
[Circle - The Diary of Stella Moore' is the sequel to Chance and is not intended to be read as a stand alone novel]

“Is he sharing more than your bed?"

It's 2021. A sadistic criminal web has spread across powerful institutions, filling a void created by society's apathy towards sexual violence.

Cassie Janus has grown up away from London, safely shielded from this malevolent f
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published December 3rd 2015 by Amazon Kindle
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This review is from: Circle: The Diary of Stella Moore (Kindle Edition)

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book from the author. After reading his first book in this series I was astounded at his craftsmanship to write a story that had a great plot but also didn't ever dip. Not once did it falter.
Since then I've been waiting in the wings for the follow up book.
Reading so many books as I do, you sometimes find follow up books fall back a bit into second gear not keeping up to reade
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. When Detective Sergeant Frank Simmons is suspended from the police force for mental health reasons because of paranoia, he is, well, suspicious. Yes, he doesn’t totally trust his superior officer or his therapist. Instead of going home to drink beer and lounge in front of the telly for three weeks, when the parents of a young woman who went missing years earlier want to hire him to find her, he jumps at the chance. His search ...more
Seven years after the events in which she lost her mother, Cassie Janus had found relative peace with Laura in Newark, away from London, but when Detective Sergeant Frank Simmons suddenly appeared needing her help once again, she felt herself drawn into the horrors and violence she had tried so hard to escape.

The evil of sexual violence was rife – everywhere but hidden deeply in the depths of the internet, it was taking over. The world of sado masochism, domestic abuse, and those who viewed ima
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The first sentence of the blurb for this book states it is a sequel to Chance and is not a stand alone novel. This is so true. I cannot stress it enough. You must read Chance first!

I had questions when I finished Chance, and they were all answered in this book, most of them right in the beginning. I was thrilled to get the answers, but then more questions popped up. I was drawn into this book because I needed to know the answers.

Cassie, Laura, and Frank return in this book. Maria, a new characte
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having read and reviewed the first book "Chance" the author offered me a free copy of this sequel story in exchange for an honest review.
If it hadn't been for the time of year being so socially busy I'd have finished this much quicker, I'd waited for the continued story of Cassie Janus having enjoyed book one so much and I wasn't disappointed.
The subject matter of internet portrayed abused woman was a brave choice by the author and made for an intriguing and gritty background and I was glad tha
Linda Strong
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
NOTE: (Book Blurb) ['Circle - The Diary of Stella Moore' is the sequel to Chance and is not intended to be read as a stand alone novel] ‘Circle' is the sequel to ‘Chance’, picking up the story of Cassie Janus, seven years later.

Cassie is either blessed or cursed. She has visions and sees things in the future. She can see into peoples' minds. Unfortunately what she usually sees are horrific scenes.

Detective Frank Simmons is suspended from his job. His supervisors claim that he is suffering from
Chantelle Atkins
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read and enjoyed Chance, and was looking forward to reading Circle, which is the sequel to Chance. In this book, set several years later. Cassie is now a teenager who accepts she can never really live a normal life. When Frank asks her to help him in the search for Annie Mendoza (who was also in the first book) Cassie readily agrees. With Frank's police experience and Cassie's ability to see the thoughts and the future of those she taps into, they soon discover a sinister underground network o ...more
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-read
Circle – The Diary of Stella Moore (Peter Dudgeon)

First of all my extreme thanks and gratitude go to the author Peter Dudgeon for letting me read an advance copy of this kindle edition. I was lucky enough to read the first book in this series Chance and you can read my review here

Circle – The Diary of Stella Moore is the follow up to Chance and picks up the story approximately 7 years later. For those that have read the first book this book continues with
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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As stated in the book description Circle is the sequel to Chance. Chance I have to say, is a brilliant novel and one I highly recommend reading. It certainly does give the reader more background to Cassies character. In Circle the author starts off with a few brief chapters focusing on Cassie growing up but for me the story really started to get going when we get to Cassie in the present day.

Here on in the whole storyline felt very much like the start of a detective series. We have a strong male
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Circle is a powerful sequel to the first book featuring Cassie Janus - Chance (which it really helps to have read first).

This book is so much darker. Set in 2021, a not too distant future, it depicts a society awash w its violent pornography distributed among a large online network. Far fetched you think? I have observed a disturbing increase in casual sexism and misogyny all around me and the apparent normalisation of that by an aspiring (now elected) US President disgusts me. Let's hope he ton
Sophie Bristow Harris
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in this series (Chance)and throughly enjoyed it, so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to read "Circle: The Diary of Stella Moore".
I love the cover of this book, hidden demons inside Cassie that she struggles to control....
This book is based seven years on from the first one. Cassie is now a mature and strong teenager, headstrong and a great companion to DCI Frank Simmons (whom she has known since she was nine years old, in Chances). I really liked the way they boun
Michelle Ryles
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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It is testament to an author's writing when I pick up a sequel to a book that I read 6 months ago and find that the characters are as familiar today as if I'd read about them yesterday. Anyone who has read it, would not forget Chance in a hurry. We were introduced to Cassie Janus who has astonishingly accurate premonitions and finds herself becoming a target as she helps the police with a string of murders.

Without refreshing my memory of Chance, I launched straight into Circle: The Diary of Stel
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Back in May of this year I read a fantastic novel called Chance and author Peter Dudgeon told me there was a sequel in progress . After months of waiting patiently I finally received my review copy of Circle - The Diary of Stella Moore so I settled down on the sofa and before I knew it I'd reached those dreaded words THE END.

Circle picks up the story of Cassie Janus seven years later and she is living with Laura. The house has bad memories for Laura as it's where she almost died but she naively
Cheryl M-M
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to Chance. I would suggest reading the first book, mainly because it will really help readers to understand Cassie and what she has been through. It also explains the relationships she has with Laura and Frank, aside from that it is just a good read.

I wish there had been less of a jump forward in years. I would have liked to have read about Cassie between Chance and before Circle. Then we might have seen more of Aaron and Laura.

In Circle the events take place 7 years after Cha
Ms Emma Dickinson

Second book in the series and it was just as good as the first, Chance. Make sure you read Chance before this one as you will need the background on one of the main characters Cassie. Cassie has 'seizures' which manifest themselves in her ability to know what is to happen to people. She teams up with Frank, a suspended policeman, to uncover a network of domineering and sadistic abusers. Fast-paced and exciting, another great book by Dudgeon.
Miss Dizzy Read
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Had 'Chance' on my kindle for a while and finally got round to reading it, that was good also, after finishing it, nearly didn't read 'Circle' straight after, so glad I did as obviously follows on. Another cracking read, loved all the characters, really good idea for a book too, scary stuff mind.
Terry Fleming
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is this the future

A glimpse into Aaron possible future or just a imaginary future
I think it follows on from chance very well but think that this could be going on under our noses already. Yes a good read
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Peter Dudgeon started writing short stories at the age of fourteen, inspired Stephen King’s early novels. At twenty-two he graduated in English Language and Literature and has since travelled the length and breadth of the UK (occasionally beyond) as a management consultant. He lives in North East Lincolnshire, with his wife, two daughters and a troublesome Labrador.

His debut novel ‘Ticket’ is avai