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No Cry for Help
3.81
really liked it
This book galloped along at breakneck speed, the tension never slowing as Wallace, a normal bus driver and family man sought to get his wife and sons ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
did not like it
The writing - Holy Hell, the writing. Holy Shit it's so bad. I mean jeez. My inner Goddess wanted to gouge her eyes out at points. Holy crap my subcon ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.07
it was amazing
Where do I start? Utterly compelling yet horrific in content. As Eva narrates the 15 year run up to her son's high school shooting in a series of lett ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
Backpack
3.49
liked it
Surprisingly good. I was expecting a lighthearted piece of 'chick lit' but this was a lot meatier. Tansy starts out her journey around Asia as an stan ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
The Ritual
3.62
really liked it
Tense, atmospheric, relentlessly scary - never loses pace and is a constant heart in your mouth read. You can feel the damp of the forest floor, smell ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
Awakening
3.92
it was amazing
A page turner in the truest sense. As with sacrifice, Awakening is a chilling thriller with just enough links to the myth and legend to make it spooky ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
Banquet For the Damned
3.48
it was ok
Really disappointing. This should have been good. All the elements were there, the setting, the characters, the anthropologist, the failed rock band m ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
The Ninth Circle
3.51
really liked it
A great page turner, with some similarities to Dan Browns Angels & Demons. Cleverly makes you consider that good & evil, angel and demon are n ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
Into the Darkest Corner
4.10
really liked it
Gritty, dark, compulsive reading. Tense and atmospheric - literally couldn't put it down. It would have been 5 stars but the ending wasn't as explosiv ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Hurry Up and Wait
3.66
liked it
I agree with the other reviews that this book delivered transportation back to my school days in the 80's - bittersweet memories of the complications ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
 
The Story of You
3.56
really liked it
I have to confess I am torn on this book - I almost didn't read past chapter 3, I found the style irritating and vague to begin, a bit whimsical altho ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
4.13
did not like it
Honestly? Worst book I have ever read. I have no idea why I finished it. From start to finish it was horribly written. The concept is great, it SHOULD ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Lullaby
3.53
it was ok
Disappointing - at least in comparison to Never Tell which I really enjoyed. This I found contrived, patched together and with gaping holes in the plo ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Oct 14, 2011
 
What to do When Someone Dies
3.50
liked it
Enjoyable read, although not a patch on earlier Nikki French novels. The ending was a little predictable but on the whole worth a go.
May 19, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
The Missing
3.78
it was ok
Decidedly average - plus points were that it was very atmospheric and the writing in these areas was good. Characterisation though was not - Sarahs ch ...more
Jul 17, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
House of the Lost
3.65
liked it
Not at all what I was expecting. The reviews I had read suggested this was a psychological thriller/mystery. I found it to be largely a historical acc ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
 
Taming the Beast
3.53
did not like it
Not my usual genre but this was loaned to me by a friend who recommended it - describing as dark, gritty and disturbing. It is disturbing only in subj ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Never Tell
3.59
really liked it
Dark, gritty and gripping. It's been a long time since I have read a page turner like this. I loved her writing style, descriptive but not flowery. My ...more
Jul 07, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
The Making of Us
3.76
it was ok
If it wasn't that I expect so much more from a Lisa Jewell novel this would have been 3 star. It was ok - but it lacked something her other books alwa ...more
Jun 24, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
The Ugly Sister
3.36
it was ok
As a piece of 'chick lit' it was ok. Beach reading really. As an examination of the complexities of family and sibling rivalry (as the blurb promised) ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Oct 14, 2011
 
Cuckoo
3.59
really liked it
Although from the outset the title and synopsis gives away where this book is heading, it is very subtle, the tension builds gradually and you really ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
 
The Midwife's Confession
4.05
liked it
Although this was an enjoyable, easy read with good characterisation it was forgettable. The twist at the end was a little predictable and at times th ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Men I've Loved Before
3.56
it was ok
An easy holiday read but a bit disappointing compared to her earlier novels.
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
11.22.63
4.29
it was amazing
Stephen Kings first journey into time travel and it is 740 pages of pure King magic. Another epic novel and one I will ponder over for months to come. ...more
Dec 11, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
Blood Harvest
3.95
really liked it
In the same style as her other books, Blood Harvest cleverly mixes the supernatural, folklore and fact to create another page turner. I was slightly d ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
The Running Man for the Twilight generation. Fast paced, page turner. A brutal and frightening view into a bleak future where the contrast between pri ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)
4.03
liked it
Although not as gripping as The Hunger Games, the characters are not nearly as well developed, it another successful YA dystopian thriller. Gripping, ...more
Jul 11, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Double Cross (The Disillusionists #2)
3.95
liked it
Enjoyable, but not as fast paced or gripping as Mind Games. Great cliffhanger at the end though, leaving me no option but to read the third instalment ...more
Jul 06, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Going Home
3.64
did not like it
Awful. Just awful. And that's as much time as I'm prepared to waste on the review.

Aug 30, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
Beautiful Malice
3.76
liked it
Enjoyable page turner if a little predictable. Alice's character is well written - a fascinating narcissistic sociopath while Katherine, despite her ' ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
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