Category: Books

Book Review: Virals, Kathy Reichs

Book Review: Virals, Kathy Reichs

| 25 March , 2012 | Reply

Tory Brennan is the niece of famous forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan and just like her aunt she has a fascination with bones and dead bodies. It doesn\’t mean that she ever expected to unearth the remains of a girl who went missing over thirty years ago. Or stumble into the mystery of the girl\’s disappearance. […]

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Book Review: The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness, Brianna Karp

Book Review: The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness, Brianna Karp

| 22 March , 2012 | Reply

Homeless. Not hopeless. Not helpless. Brianna Karp’s memoir, The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness, is a challenging and confronting memoir of her experience as one of the millions of homeless people in the United States. She is educated, intelligent, articulate, has no mental health or drug problems, and until the recession of 2008-09 hit, she was […]

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Book Review: 1222, Anne Holt

Book Review: 1222, Anne Holt

| 19 March , 2012 | Reply

In a snowed-in hotel in Finse, Norway, 1222m above sea level, the survivors of a train crash are sheltering from the worst blizzard in a century. And people are being murdered. 1222 by Anne Holt is a gripping locked-room mystery, and for those of us unaccustomed to blizzards and being snowed-in, it is set in […]

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Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella

| 19 March , 2012 | Reply

In Sophie Kinsella’s latest entertaining, and light-hearted novel, I’ve Got Your Number, it is 10 days till Poppy Wyatt’s wedding to Magnus Tavish, scion of an extremely gifted family, and she has somehow lost her engagement ring. Not just any ring mind you, but a family heirloom crusted with emeralds and diamonds. So, not the […]

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Book Review: The Double Shadow, Sally Gardner

Book Review: The Double Shadow, Sally Gardner

| 19 March , 2012 | Reply

The Double Shadow is about memory: the way it shapes you, makes you and sometimes breaks you. It follows the lives of two families in the lead up to World War II, each haunted by memory in different ways. The Rubens are rich but miserable, thanks largely to Arnold Ruben’s overpowering obsession with creating a […]

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Book Review: Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson

Book Review: Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson

| 19 March , 2012 | Reply

There comes a time in any detective’s life when he (or she) just wants to protect their own family. In Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson’s latest Alex Cross novel, the title character may have reached that point a long time ago. So when the President’s children go missing from school, Alex has no choice but […]

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Book Review: So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman

Book Review: So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman

| 12 March , 2012 | Reply

Cara Hoffman’s debut novel, So Much Pretty, is a masterwork of suspense. While it’s not a thriller or horror story, it somehow manages to be thrilling and horrifying at the same time. The story revolves around Alice Piper, a highly intelligent, intellectually curious girl, who is brought up in the small town of Haeden, in […]

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Book Review: Free-Falling, Nicola Moriarty

Book Review: Free-Falling, Nicola Moriarty

| 12 March , 2012 | Reply

At first glance, Nicola Moriarty’s debut novel Free-Falling looks like a tear-jerker. It opens with Belinda, off to buy a puppy, to fill the hole in her life left by her fiancé Andy who – it seems – has died. There is some mystery about how exactly he has died, which makes for an interesting […]

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Book Review: Private No. 1 Suspect, James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Book Review: Private No. 1 Suspect, James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

| 12 March , 2012 | Reply

James Patterson’s latest novel featuring Jack Morgan, Private No.1 Suspect, starts with just as much glamour and intrigue as we would expect from the head of Private International, the world’s most exclusive security and investigation firm. For while Jack has been overseas, someone has broken into his house and murdered his ex-girlfriend in his bed, […]

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Book Review: The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay

Book Review: The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay

| 12 March , 2012 | Reply

Say the words “New York, 1871″ and what do you think of? Definitely you would agree, a city that is far less glamorous than today, with slums and tenements dotting the Lower East Side and beggars and pickpockets to rival Oliver Twist. This is all brought to life in Ami McKay’s second novel, The Virgin […]

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Book Review: Shelter, Harlan Coben

Book Review: Shelter, Harlan Coben

| 12 March , 2012 | Reply

I stayed up all night to finish this book. Harlan Coben has been clever enough to create a new series about a character that every girl will have a little crush on before the end of the first chapter. Mickey Bolitar is sardonic and smart, but also independent and kind hearted and a six foot […]

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