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Lynnette

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The twist never came from my perspective

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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: 09-12-2019

Not too many characters in this story so I thought there would be something I hadn’t considered. A little disappointing really, has not tempted me to read any other books this author has written. Overall a good short story that could have had a scary impact. Sometimes you want justice to be served and a bus didn’t do it for me.

All about second or third generation

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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: 16-11-2019

I was surprised to find this story is mainly about Belle’s daughter when I thought there might have been some NZ heroics. Based back in England in second WW with similar heroics as first WW and Belle. Good chick flick and real history at the thick of it. Different reader to the other two books and quite noticeable when read one after the other.

Read book one and two in a row, and now must read book three.

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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: 09-11-2019

Being a Kiwi, I find the NZ accent is odd, but maybe we sound like that! Good story with great historic truth entwined, which I love reading about (especially with some romance included). I look forward to reading about life in NZ from 1920 onwards.

An interesting view into the underworld

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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: 25-10-2019

A little predictable and chic flick but a good story covering England, France and USA. Will eventually read the follow ups just to see where they take the heroine.

Its hard to know what to say about this book, different, thought provoking and mentally challenging

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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: 11-10-2019

You think you understand but then you don’t. I sometimes wonder how writers choose the story foundation. With this one there was a point where I wondered what my idea of a worst nightmare scenario would be. It wouldn’t even reach this plot. Worth the read. Broadened my horizons, yet again.

A good short story that tests your morals.

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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: 07-09-2019

A scenario about family and all that families contain. How would you react in a similar situation? How quickly life and it’s happy moments can change. Was a good simple plot with a ending I had already guessed.....

Thoroughly enjoyable book, scary, funny and amazing

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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: 01-09-2019

Excellent reader, definitely not straight forward but without all the lead in the story wouldn’t be credible. Love the tigers name and all the zoo stories. Always wondered what this story was about and now I know. Worth the read.

Complex and simple together, thought provoking yet something you know.

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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: 25-08-2019

My second McEwan book, what a clever author can do with a simple story. I like the 40’s era and enjoyed the description phrases around clothing furnishings and people. Atonement couldn’t have been a more appropriate name for the book.

Worth the read, good story.

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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: 15-08-2019

I got this book as a bonus for a month. I wouldn’t normally choose this type o f read but glad I got it now. Good reader and a mystery unfolding in a clever way. Length of read was just right considering my last read was 32 hours. Will read more from this author.

Very long but a real education and lovely story

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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: 06-08-2019

Reader was wonderful and extremely talented. Story was new to me as now in my sixties I have chosen to read the classics many read in their younger years. I loved the old language and simplicity of people. This is an era where many of today’s sayings come from. A sad and happy story, I was moved to tears in places. A very complex story of interwoven relationships makes Charles Dickens a clever author.