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Book Reviews


the truth is not immediately apparent

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

The Truth About the Harry Quebert AffairThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great mystery! Nola Kellegan goes missing in August of 1975. In 2008 she is found in a grave near the house of Harry Quebert with his manuscript in her grave. His student finds the truth of the affair. Twistier than an Adirondack road. A mystery till the very last word! I loved it!

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Wink

Posted on: March 21st, 2015

Wink of an EyeWink of an Eye by Lynn Chandler-Willis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great new mystery. Hoping it will be a series.
Gypsy Moran, on the run from the mob in Vega, takes on a case for a young boy, tatum. Tatum wants Gypsy to prove his father didn’t commit suicide. The investigation of one crime leads to the discovery of others in the small texas town of Wink. Snappy dialog, good characters, complex plot. Great read.

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collecting rent, changing lives

Posted on: March 20th, 2015

The Rent CollectorThe Rent Collector by Camron Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Phenomenal! I would give this book 10 stars! The beautiful story of a family who lives on a dump in Cambodia. The Rent co;;ector, aka, the cow is the catalyst for change and beauty. A remarkable story. I listened to it and it is beautifully read. Now I will read the book itself!

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taking the wool from their eyes

Posted on: March 18th, 2015

Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

post apocalyptic.

The world has been poisoned. Life has ceased to exist except in 50 silos, silos, hundreds of stories high. The silos are controlled by IT personnel who keep the truth of existence from the people they control. Each level of the silo has a part in it’s survival, food, mechanics, supply.

Good book, battle scenes at the end got a little wordy or maybe I just don’t like battle scene description. Strong woman character.

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fantasy on a winter’s day

Posted on: March 5th, 2015

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised his father’s gruff stableman without contact with his father. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except King Shrewd who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. He becomes the king’s man. He is guided by the stableman as a son. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood and begins to learn The Skill, a kind of mental telepathy.. View all my reviews

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star struck

Posted on: February 21st, 2015

First Frost (Waverley Family #2)First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a warm and heartful story! Definitely in the tradition of Nora Roberts. Bey, a teenager is the latest in the line of Waverly women who all have a gift with a nuance of magic. The story focuses on Bey, her mother and her aunt with connections to her grandmother and great aunt. There are ups and down and friends, A very, very good read, not profound but just right for valentines day.

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frosty read

Posted on: February 21st, 2015

First Frost (Waverley Family #2)First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a warm and heartful story! Definitely in the tradition of Nora Roberts. Bey, a teenager is the latest in the line of Waverly women who all have a gift with a nuance of magic. The story focuses on Bey, her mother and her aunt with connections to her grandmother and great aunt. There are ups and down and friends, A very, very good read, not profound but just right for valentines day.

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A Train Ride

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Contains an undercurrent of menace similar to Gone Girl and Rear Window. Young woman adrift in her life watches a house and its inhabitants everyday as she passes by on the train. One day she sees something unusual. Then the woman is missing. The house is on the same street as her ex-husband who she is stalking.
A compelling read. Woman makes bad decisions.

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Cold!

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

Arctic Storm (Watch Eyes Triology)Arctic Storm by Joanne Sundell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An historical telling of the event would have been better without the introduction of fantasy. A young Chukchi girl follows her Siberian Huskies to Alaska, where the team is ridiculed as Siberian Rats when they enter the Nome Sweepstakes Race. The historical event is interesting, but it is diluted by the introduction of fantasy. The author uses fantasy to explain the many storms and the training of a viking shipper as sled driver. Needed some editing.

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Tell everything

Posted on: January 28th, 2015

Everything I Never Told YouEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story of a family with betrayals, anger, misconceptions, abandonments that surface as the disappearance of the oldest daughter is discovered. Lydia is dead, but no one knows. A good story.

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