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Love it

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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: 27-02-2020

I was initially worried a new series would take away from St Mary’s, instead it complements it beautifully. Looking forward to the next time police adventure.
Jodi Taylor, due to life challenges I thought I had forgotten how to laugh. You have helped me find my laugh and I smile often when I see something which is so in character for one of your great books.

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Predictable but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2020

The plot line becomes evident early, so no surprises.
Having sad that, it was still an enjoyable story with good flow and well performed.

Cat lovers content warning

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

Reviewed: 07-11-2019

I am not sure if it was the author intent but the who and why became obvious about half way though so the end lacked the suspense.
I will give another book ago as overall I liked it. Great narration and besides who can resist a Scottish accent saying “there has been a Murder”.

Some cat scenes a sensitive as a crazy cat lady I could have lived without.

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I like the story but I struggled

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2019

I can't decide if it is pace of the reading or.if the book needs a good structural edit. I just found it a hard slog even though it has an interesting story line.

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What a twist

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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: 27-09-2019

I saw the news breakfast interview and thought I would give it a go. So glad I did. Good Australian novel, we need more.

Fantastic Amuse-bouche

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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: 06-09-2019

This a Amuse- Bouche is wonderful, almost enough to keep me going while I waiting on another novel to come out. The Chronicles of St Mary’s has been my saviour during some trying times.

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Wow keeps you guessing

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2019

It takes a while to get into it but once you do wow. So many twists and turns I found myself having to go back before I could move forward. I hope they make this into a tV miniseries (ABC/BBC) adds don’t spoil the suspense.

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Fails to live up to its potential

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

I struggled to get into and maintain momentum with this book. The end seems abrupt and it fails to close out some storyline. Overall the story fails to live up to the potential. Normally a fan but not this time.

Wonderful performed by Joanne Froggett.

Just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2018

Always enjoyable I can’t wait for the next book.
The investigations are always interesting and the characters are becoming more rich with time. Especially Robyn who is coming into her own strength.
The narration is good accept for Strike the characterisation makes him sound a bit dim witted. But wouldn’t stop me listening.

The promise is not delivered

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2018

I love a good historical novel, rich in description and information. However the level of banal conversations and descriptions turned this novel into a hard slog. Alma’s sexuality is designed to add some interest but adds no value. The novel needs some serious editing especially part 3. The skill full narration was the saving grace of this novel.

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