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Difficult subject matter

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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: 30-05-2020

This took me a while to get into. The backward story line had me confused until I found the rhythm and could follow it more easily. The story is a powerful one of choice, faith and controversy which tugs at the reader’s heartstrings for a number of reasons. There is never a valid reason to rampage anywhere, let alone through an abortion clinic which is full of women making difficult decisions, and the author tackled the subject respectfully.

Magical fairytales

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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: 28-04-2020

A unique collection of magical fairytales which suck us back in to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. These are truly delightful stories, if a little dark, with quirky characters and memorable tales.

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Adventures of a free spirit

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2020

I didn’t know what to expect when I began this book but within the first few paragraphs I was mesmerized by Cat’s writing. She tells the tale of her travels through Europe with humour and fun which bring to life her adventures, these stretch from floating out to sea and wizard walks to losing her bank cards. I was disappointed to finish.

A fiery feud

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-2020

I really enjoy these detective Nikki Galena stories and I definitely should make an effort to read them in order. This one involves a tragic revenge plot involving fire and it culminates in a conflagration of lies and deceit. Brilliant writing ensures there is never a dull moment and the quirky characters give an effective distraction from the somber subject. This detective series just gets better and better.

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-2020

A riveting story of obsession and revenge which had me on the edge of my seat, with twists and red herrings until the last page. I will definitely be looking for more books from this author.

Sweet and honest

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-2020

What a beautiful book. This story stretched me from heartbreak to joyous laughter, and every emotion in between. It is truly a treasure of a story that I look forward to reading again some day.

Who is being hunted?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-2020

A perfect distraction from the surreal world we are living in right now. Being snowed in at a Scottish Hunting Lodge seems pretty good to me after a week spent getting students and staff ready for online learning. I figured out the mystery fairly early on but there were many twists and semi surprises along the way.

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-2019

This is truly a story that stands the test of time. Einstein’s tale is a riveting thriller with many twists and turns, that keep the reader on the edge of their seat throughout. It’s been many years since I have read one of Dean Koontz books and I am so glad I chose this one.

Intriguing and enjoyable

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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: 12-11-2019

I haven’t read any of the rest of this series but that really didn’t matter. The story was engaging from the first page and the characters were given enough backstory to help. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book, right up until the end. I won’t give it away but it felt contrived and rushed and totally offbeat from the rest of the story.

Bookvans, Castles and the Loch Ness Monster

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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: 31-10-2019

A lovely addition to the Bookshop series. Some familiar characters and some entirely new make up the ensemble in this tale. Not so much about the books this time but a quietly earnest story of broken families and shattered hearts. I found myself reaching for this book at every opportunity.