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Wonderful compelling satisfying

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Reviewed: 19-09-2019

I had been anticipating this sequel since I read the Handmaids tale years ago , a book that resonates I was thrilled to hear not only the voice of Ann Dowd who plays the formidable Aunt Lydia in the brilliant recent television series, but snippets of Margaret Atwood herself. I could not stop listening , except to reflect on and wrestle with the moral dilemmas and ethically murky choices presented to the characters. It was fascinating, and I feel a perfect satisfying resolution to the story of Gilead . It had the feel of a parable. Highly recommended

Better and better

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Reviewed: 12-08-2019

I have enjoyed all of Michael Robothams previous Joe O’Lauchlan series, Ana was surprised to find that this new one is my favourite . Cyrus and Evie are fascinating characters and I look forward to reading about them again

Perhaps the best in the series

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Reviewed: 27-07-2019

I love the DCI Daley series, the characters are are engaging and complex, the plots intriguing with a few unexpected twists David Montheath’s narration is wonderful. I have enjoyed each of the books but found this plot particularly interesting, and laughed out loud even more. I didn’t want it to end and was sad when it did

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable as ever, but the ending was abrupt

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

I looked forward to this next book in the Karen Pirie series, having become fond of this quirky clever detective and her handful of distinctive colleagues and friends . The central murder mysteries in this series are always interesting and a little bit complex without being too disturbing or grotesque . Karens emotional Ilife and her strong female professional and personal relationships are a delight. These elements were all there in this story and I was relishing the way the plot was playing out , the pieces coming together , but then suddenly it ended without a complete resolution in what felt like a chapter too soon. The epilogue reassured us that Karen was right of course , but we were left not knowing if justice prevails. Maybe this plot line bleeds into the next book?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Funny, heartfelt satisfying

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Reviewed: 28-11-2017

I loved this book, Marian Keyes has enormous skill in portraying real emotion and dilemmas of the heart

Clever, intriguing but ultimately hard to enjoy

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2017

Extraordinary cast of characters, and a very different take on the nature of the ‘afterlife’ as well as the skills of famous voice actors make this an intriguing and thought provoking book. The exploration of its themes of loss , grief and what makes a life worth living or leaving made it a worthwhile read, and I find myself returning to its ideas to contemplate. However much of the imagery was unpleasant, and overall I found it profoundly sad and depressing.I just wanted Willy to be released from his trap in this limbo and the book to end so I could leave this mad, bad often cruel and narcissistic cast of characters behind.