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Aussie Intrigue

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2021

Martin returns to his hometown, the place which holds too many memories, both happy and tragic. Another murder, another fight to prove the innocence of the one he loves. I really enjoy these little Aussie gems, Chris Hammer has a wonderful way of making you feel that you are right there, in these little sleepy towns, full of intrigue and secrets. I look forward to reading more.

And life goes on

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2021

Jamie and Claire face enormous challenges (don’t they always?) in this missive and triumph repeatedly at each hurdle. Part of me feels that this has ended in such a way to be the final book in this outstanding series, but I want more... and indeed there will be.

The story continues

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Reviewed: 26-12-2020

Wow, Jamie and Claire live such eventful lives. As the tale continues we find them traveling to Scotland and back, always on the brink of danger or mishap. Brianna and Roger are also not fated to live the quiet life, with letters from the past and even visitors from there too. It was an interesting and very long read, with twists and turns which kept me on my toes and wanting to read just one more chapter.

Tricky subject matter

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-2020

An open and painfully honest depiction of addiction seen through the eyes of the addict. The transformation from total denial to acceptance is brilliantly portrayed and the book explores the feelings and fears of someone so willfully addicted to substance abuse.

Difficult topic

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2020

This was a tiny bit too macabre for me. Planning your own death when you are desperately ill is one thing but just having “lived long enough” seems selfish. I enjoyed the cruise journey, peppered with memorable characters and interesting events but I have to admit that I did keep expecting a momentous something to happen to give the story meaning.

Captivating

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Reviewed: 16-10-2020

Josephine Moon is one of my favourite authors, yet I resisted reading this until now, fearing it would be too sad and (pardon the pun) heartbreaking. How wrong I was! This tricky subject matter is handled with sensitivity and I was enthralled with the slightly psychic tone of the writing. Having the story voiced by both the recipient and the donor’s wife was enlightening and opened my eyes to the positive impact being an organ donor can have.

Brilliant police procedural

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Reviewed: 13-10-2020

DI Nikki Galena is fast becoming one of my favourite characters. This story is well written and the characters are becoming like family the more I read of them. There is just enough personal back story to keep it from becoming too stuffy and official and of course, I never see the twists coming.

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2020

A rather sweet story of success and failure, triumph and despair which resonated with me far more than I expected. Stella is such a normal, likable character and I wanted everything to go right for her after such a traumatic experience. Sometimes I wanted to shake some sense into her but that was in extreme moments. This book has romance, teenagers behaving badly, sulky exes and so much promise that I couldn’t put it down.

Mesmerizing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-2020

I’m not a Sci-Fi fan and only know Wil Wheaton from Big Bang Theory but I just have to give him a shout out for the phenomenal job he has done narrating The Martian. I almost ignored this month’s freebie but I finished my current listen and thought I would give it a go. I am so glad I did. It is an amazing story and Wil’s narration has brought it to life for me. Just brilliant!

Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2020

Brilliant! I loved every second of this book and the final reveal was totally unexpected and so well done. Each character was exceptionally fleshed out and believable, the story compelling and the pages kept turning long into the night. Top book!!!

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