Monthly Archives: August 2015

Swimsuit by James Patterson

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Another fantastic book from James Patterson! This stand alone novel will have you on the edge of your seat, and leave you wanting to race to the end.
The book is quite gory and violent but I dont mind that kind of book, it helped the reader to get into the mind of the sadistic killer!
Ben Hawkins is the lead good guy in this novel, trying to determine what is going on and get to the root of this evil?
This faced paced and gruesome novel is certainly not for the faint hearted, but a great read none the less.

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Private London by James Patterson

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The second book in the Private series and it was so good I completed it in one day! The story was fast paced, full of suspense, and just when you thought you had it figured out a plot twist puts you right back at square one!
Private London has some of the same characters from the previous book but takes the time to lay out the new characters, the ones who run the Private Detective agency in London. The main man being Dan Carter, ex military just like Jack Morgan the owner of Private. He is tasked with protecting an American girl who needs to flee America and her childhood nightmare, but just when things seem to be looking up the nightmare in London just seems to be begining! Can Dan and his team unravel a huge tangle of lies and conspiracy to protect the people he was meant to keep safe?
Great page turner, and great summer read.

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Private by James Patterson

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Another great series from Patterson, a plot that practically turns the pages themselves! This book was enjoyable on so many different levels, for me it was a great read because the book followed more than one story line.
Private is about Jack Morgan and his crew of Private Investigators, investigating everything from murder, corruption and even aiding the police in a serial killer case. Eventhough the book follows more that one case, it is still easy to follow and keep track of and each case is individual enough to be intriguing and exciting on it’s own merit.
I cannot wait to read more of this series, I think it is safe to say that Patterson is one of my favorite authors of all time.

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Beauty by Louise Mensch

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Beauty is the first novel by Louise Bagshawe writting under her new name Louise Mensch, and other than the name change nothing else has changed! This book is as good as the all the others, for a frivolous and easy to read romance.
Beauty is about Dina Kane and her fight to succeed in life regardless of what troubles, heartaches and lies are thrown at her. There is a great plot surrounding her and of course there is a villain and a romantic interest, but the rest is up to you to find out!
A fantastic read for lounging about in the sun, in the bath or before bed.

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The Faithless by Martina Cole

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Well what a fantastic book, so great in fact that I read it in three days! As I have said before Cole’s books are not for the sensitive natured or easily offended as her books are gritty and dramatic and real.
This book has a fantastic plot to it and the way the story unfolds is extremely clever, as a reader I have never felt such hatred for someone fictional as I have for Cynthia Taylor! I felt real aggression and anger towards this woman, which I felt was a sign of a well designed novel.
The Faithless is about the criminal underworld and the life and rules they all live by. However one of the main characters, Cynthia Taylor seems to think that she can play by her rules! Without a tought or compassion for anyone around her she is determined that life should be lived according to her.
Quite a long book at 513 pages, but it doesn’t feel like that at all when a story is this gripping. I strongly urge you all to read this book, it is fantastic!

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The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo

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The fith book in the Harry Hole series, and definitely worth reading in the order they are meant to be read. Whilst they make sense on their own, there is a couple of themes that run throughout the series and make more sense in order.
The book is a fantastic read, I love them because the main character isn’t an amazing cop, he isn’t great at life in general but he is honest and he gets the job done which makes Harry Hole a much more relatable character.
The Devil’s Star sees young women murdered in what looks like random events until it turns out they each have one thing in common, on their bodies has been left a red diamond in the shape of a five pointed star. Can Harry figure out who the killer is, whilst attempting to sort his own life out before he hits rock bottom!?
Well worth a read for those of you who enjoy a good, long crime thriller.

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