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The Mayfly by James Hazel
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it was amazing
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I'm stunned at the professionalism and high quality writing of this brilliant book considering James Hazel is a new author and voice in the world of chilling and high octane thrillers!
I was well and truly hooked from the very first grisly page, where the author holds nothing back in the horrendous discovery of a mutilated body in a log cabin. We then switch to 1945 and the brutality and atrocities of Buchenwald concentration camp - with a mysterious order from a Military Intelligence Colonel. From then on it is non stop tension, intrigue, gruesome murders and blood pulsing moments incorporated in a well thought out and intelligent plot- this book pulls you in from the start and doesn't let you go until the nail biting finish.
There's some great engaging characters in this book and I really liked ex D.I turned London lawyer Charlie Priest who suffers from dissociative disorder- he's a terrific main character and someone I look forward to reading about in the author's future books in this series.
I can't recommend "The Mayfly" enough, and if you have the time, I seriously suggest you read this in a few a sittings as possible , it's so compelling - before you know it, the pages are turning quicker than you can keep up!
This is one of those books for me, where I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, it's exactly what I like in a book of this genre and without a doubt I expect it to do exceedingly well this year. Watch out for the name James Hazel, we will be seeing a lot more from him in the future!!
An amazing 5 stars!
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Reading Progress

May 3, 2017 – Shelved
June 9, 2017 – Started Reading
June 11, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Rachel (not currently receiving notifications) Hall Woah, sounds super, but was it hard to follow how reliable Priest's take on the situation was with his many personalities? xx


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) I loved it Rachel, missing it now it's finished lol! No, it was kept under control but made interesting reading! X


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Brenda Wow!! Sounds intense. Adding right now. Such a great review, Miriam!!


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Ah thank you very much Brenda x


Rachel (not currently receiving notifications) Hall I will keep an eye out - thanks Miriam xx


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Julie It's always exciting when an author writes such an impressive debut novel. Amazing review, Miriam!!


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) It certainly is Julie, thank you x


Elaine Tomasso Great review Miriam. You've piqued my interest in this one. Thanks xx


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) It was really good Elaine, thank you x


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Deanna Excellent review, Miriam!


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thank you Deanna 😘


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ReadAlongWithSue This is on m reading pile


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Hope you enjoy it Sue 🤞I look forward to your review 😊


message 15: by Anushree (new)

Anushree Amazing review Miriam……How was it for u? U likedd it eh?


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as you did, sweetie =)


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Ah Melissa it was fab, highly recommed thank you hun 💕


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Anushree - thank you yes I did, can you tell hehe 😊


message 19: by Anushree (new)

Anushree Ha Ha Miriam...Thats great you loved it..What do you mean by can you tell? II dont get it :(


message 20: by Misty (new)

Misty Wow!!! You got me with this one. Thoroughly enjoyed this review, Mariam. I shall add this one to the list. 🙌🏽


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thanks Misty, hope you enjoy if you get round to it! 😊


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Anushree - I meant from my enthusiasm in the review lol 😊


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Mike Enjoyed your enthusiasm, Miriam. Sounds like I have to add this one to Mount TBR. Great review.


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thanks Mike, enjoy when you get through your huge pile 😉


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Miriam wrote: "Ah Melissa it was fab, highly recommed thank you hun 💕"

You're most welcome =) ♥


message 26: by Anushree (new)

Anushree oHh...Ha ha Never mind Miriam :) x


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Norma Wonderful review, Miriam! I think I might have to add this one! lol
:-)


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) It's great Norma, thank you x


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Christine Wow, Miriam, compelling review!!


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Ah thank you 💕


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Jim probably 'grisly' since i don't think the book is about bears :)


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Haha yes, I'll change it now lol! Thank you James 👍


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Margitte One to consider. Love your review!


message 34: by Denise (new)

Denise Oooh sorry I missed out requesting this one! Sounds good. Great review.


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thanks Margitte, hope you get to read it! X


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thanks Denise, yes you missed a good one! X


message 37: by Denise (new)

Denise I got it!! I am in the throes, however, of concentrating on a class I am taking and I really want to read legal thrillers -- have any recommendations for me? Feel free to email or PM. Thanks!


message 38: by Susanne (new)

Susanne So glad you liked this one Miriam! Nice review!


Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings) Thank you Susanne xx


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Alexis Great review Miriam, thank you :)


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