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Not for me.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-2020

Unfortunately this book was not for me. What was supposed to be funny, to me was simply irritating. Narration was good.

Enjoyable Listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2020

Very enjoyable listen. Despite the main character being very straight forward to the point of being rude, she has, somehow, surrounded herself with some wonderful friends.
A very enjoyable light read.

Reasonable Thriller

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-2020

This was easy to read and I enjoyed the dual narrative of the timeline, due to the ‘sliding door’ aspect of the story. Overall it had good pacing and an interesting ending, but ultimately just another forgettable thriller.

Great Australian Mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2020

You can actually feel the dryness of the town of Riversend whilst reading this book. The past and present wreck havoc on this small town, in this really engaging mystery. Narration complements the story. Highly recommended.

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-2019

Wonderful story of a young white girl and a black woman whose lives become entwined after the Soweto riots of the 1970s. Both narrators do a great job of bringing the main characters to life. I laughed and cried and fell in love with both characters. Highly recommend and keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel. 😊

Disappointing.

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-2018

I've enjoyed this series and I have found that the characters and stories have grown stronger with each book. However, this book was extremely disappointing. The story was way over the top and was just plain silly. Hopefully, if there are more books in this series they return to their roots of being a good mystery.

Disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-2017

I found this book to be unrealistic, even by chick-lit standards! Usually that doesn't bother me but the characters here were not that interesting and the narration was pretty ordinary. Read the 'Little Beach Street Bakery' series instead.

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Best of the Trilogy.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2017

For me, this was the best book of the trilogy. Fast paced, full of action (most of it implausible,but fun) and it provided a satisfying ending to the main character's search of the serial killer.
Highly recommend that these books be read in order.

Not For Me

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-2017

I enjoy the JJ Graves series by this author, so thought I would give this a go. It did not start well as I took an immediate dislike to the 'heroine' - honestly,she was so stupid I wanted to kick her butt. For me, none of the other characters were interesting enough to redeem this book.

Not Quite Maisie Dobbs

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2017

I love the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear and this series seemed like it would help fill the breach until the new Maisie Dobbs book is released. Whilst, in my opinion, not in the same league I did thoroughly enjoy this book and will be back for the next installment, where I am sure all the main characters will be more developed.