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Body of Work by Charlotte Mills
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Charlotte Mills' latest outing, "Body of Work," was a combination of a second-chance romance with a touch of mystery built around it. The story also dealt with a myriad of emotional and psychological issues, namely, grief, depression, loss, childhood trauma and mental instability. After having read all of Mill's books since her debut, "Unlikely Places," and her last one, "Payback," which became one of my favourite crime/mystery/romance books, had effectively sealed her as one lesfic author to watch out for. I've enjoyed her writing style and stories which almost always have some twists along the way. So I was looking forward to what was up her sleeve with this new story of hers. Reading the blurb got me excited about exploring the story especially how Mills would weave the intriguing mystery into the main arc. As I expected, Mills didn't disappoint because all throughout the story, she made you feel like at any given moment, something would pop out revealing something about the mystery!

I loved that Mills started the book with a prologue that was a flashback from the present time. 1987. Immediately it hit my sense of curiosity. Right off the bat, Mills set up what would become the backdrop of the main arc all throughout the book. The case of a mysterious disappearance of the main character's elder brother, a late teen, who was not only her sibling but also her close mate. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance were pure mystery. One moment he was just going out to his bestie's house, the next, poof, he was gone! Missing and never found despite attempts from the police force to locate him. Then in a blink of an eye, 30+ years had passed. That's when the main story began...

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**I was given, with much thanks and appreciation, an ARC of this book by Ylva in return for an honest review.
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January 14, 2020 – Shelved

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message 1: by Farah (new)

Farah Bugstreet's back for a while, writes a great review and leaves again.

message 2: by Tere (new)

Tere Bugs!! How goes gal? I still need to read her first one.

message 3: by JulesGP (new)

JulesGP Excellent review, Bugs. Same here, I still have Payback to read.

Sandra Great review, Bugs

Laure Good review Bugs !!
Let's see if our POVs meet .. that'll be my next ebook reading ...

Bugs LOL, Farah!! Cheers! 😆 Soz, mate! Been very busy what with navigating a life-changing journey and all..! Hence the peekaboo effect! 😅 All positive! Just won’t be as active but will do my best!! 😁 Keep ploughing, mate!! Laters! 🤟🏻👍🏻

Bugs Hey Tere!! Sorry for the disappearing act! Been busy with a life-changing event and journey! Well, I’d recommend Payback. Her debut novel had loads of typos but good story. I read her duology first which prompted me to read her debut and the rest is history. Hope you enjoy!

Bugs Cheers, Jules! Oh must read Payback! Well I loved it bc of the twist, the way Mills structured the plot, the writing style...

Bugs Aw, cheers, Sandra!

message 10: by Bugs (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bugs Thanks, Laure! Ooo.... let’s see! ;) But POV is perspective too, innit? ;P Hope you enjoy!

Laure Bugs wrote: "Thanks, Laure! Ooo.... let’s see! ;) But POV is perspective too, innit? ;P Hope you enjoy!"

You're welcome!!!
Wait and see ... It'll have to wait a few days, I'm in beta reader more right now...

message 12: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Sounds good. Great review!

message 13: by Diane (new)

Diane Wallace Great review, Bugs ;)

message 14: by Bugs (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bugs Eliza wrote: "Sounds good. Great review!"

Aw, cheers, mate! :)

message 15: by Bugs (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bugs Diane wrote: "Great review, Bugs ;)"

Cheers, mate! :)

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