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Always a pleasure to read/listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-04-2020

Virgil Flowers is as personal and funny as ever. His series never disappoints. It was an easy read but "who's done it" was intriguing and until the end. I always find John Sandford's books entertaining, Virgil is definitely a likable character.

Very hard to follow

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2020

This is a long book to listen, I persevered with it but I found it very hard to follow. I liked the narrator, she did a great job for a book that jumped around and with too many characters. The story is interesting but I am not sure if I can follow the whole series. However, I am curious about the development so when I have a credit to spare I may take on the challenge.

Not really a "murder mystery" book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2020

This book is different from other Peter May books I've read, if you are looking for a complex murder mystery, this is not. But, a beautifully written book about roots, history and the lives we live today came from the struggles and almost savage times of the past. I am not Scottish, but am an immigrant to a new country, I felt every word in the book so beautifully written.

I enjoyed it

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-2020

I read almost every Stephen Leather books, this one is entertaining and different, however, it did not deliver the nice ending I was hoping for. But, it is probably realistic, not everything ends well.

Great story

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Reviewed: 19-01-2020

This is one of many good books Connelly had written. I read this years ago and the second sitting did not disappoint. I have read some mediocre crime novels written by other writers and should have stuck with the best. Good story and great twist.

Unfufilled love

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-01-2020

The story is ok, but I should give up reading (listening) to unfulfilled love due to time and place. It is more a reflection on me than the book I suppose. In this modern/progressive age, it is just too hard to imagine women sacrificing for responsibilities and duty.

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It is ok

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-01-2020

A bit of Dan Brown but not as good as Dan Brown (at least his earlier novels). I found the story predictible so can't wait to finish to see if I was right and I was.

Not for me

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-2019

Some of the book was interesting, but, I found the Russian names hard to remember and can't really get the gist of the story? It is probably me, the fairy tale did not engross me unfortunately.

Not JoJo Moyes best

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-2019

Unfortunately I did not like the story line at all, without spoiling the story, all I can say is that it is not believable, I thought I would be very sad because of the title (that's way it sat in my library for so long), but it wasn't, too contrived a story and I was very disappointed.

Enjoyed the Australian content

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2019

The Australian content was terrific, familiar and realistic. The story line is a bit weak but enjoyable. I did get a bit impatient towards the end when "last scenes" seem to drag on a bit for the finale. I also don't find it believable that a nine year old boy could keep a secret for so long.