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Step on a Crack by James Patterson

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This is the first novel in the Detective Michael Bennett series and I have to say, I enjoyed it very much.
Some of the reviews said that it was too far fetched from reality but after reading it I have some of my own opinions; one is that most of the police work and the crime were totally believable and two if you don’t like slightly unrealistic books then don’t read fiction. Books like these are designed to captivate, provoke thought and emotion, to do that they strech the truth and manipulate events to fit their plots so if you are going to complain make it about a bad character or plot line not it’s authenticity!!
Right sorry guys rant over. The book is good and I am looking forward to the next one in the series.
Michael Bennett is a Detective who is called in to handle hostage negotiations after a cathedral and it’s occupants are taken captive, whilst doin so he has 10 adoptive kids to look after and his wife is terminally ill. Step on a Crack has great plot twists and seems to have created another loveable character in Bennett.
Well worth a read.

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The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

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The Big Bad Wolf is the 9th book in the Alex Cross series and I have to say I cannot get enough of him. The series is epic, it has me hooked I love some of the characters and I violently hate some of the others, and to me thats the sign of a good series.
While this wasn’t the catchiest plot in the series I still really enjoyed the read and it prepares me for any references made in the next book, I feel like each book keeps me up to date with Alex Cross’ life and the other main characters.
This is the first book after Alex has made a big change in his life and because of this I feel that there wasn’t enough of Sampson, Cross’ best mate. I seriously hope the next book has him in it more.
The story in this book is that people are going missing, in a underground world of buying people for money. Can Alex and the team figure it out before the kidnap victims all end up dead? And can Alex deal with this and the return of Christine!!
A nice and easy read.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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To begin with I couldn’t decide what to make of this book, but as i sit here with tears on my face I can safely say that it was a heart wrenching tale!
The story is narrated by death of all things, telling the story of liesel and her life in Natzi Germany. It makes the story more profound being narrated by death as he talks about the things he has seen during this time. He also conveys a story of life, love, loyalty, friendship, kindness, cruelty and extreme sorrow.
The beginning of The Book Thief was pleasant and flowed along nicely, working its way into your mind and heart. That fact makes the ending so much sadder seeing as the reader has gone through everything with these characters.
A very good read, well worth the time.

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