Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coffin Road by Peter May

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I was sent this book to review by Real Readers and to begin with just the title had my attention, I thought this looks like a book for me. I quite often stick to my favourite authors but a change isn’t always bad and in this case I was right!
This book is a fantastic read and from the very begining it grabs the reader by the arm and drags them into the story, full of mystery and drama from the off.
The way the book is written revealing not only the story to us but to the main character at the same time was genius and I liked it even more for that. The story unfolds from three different main characters which is a safe number so as not to get confused, although there are not too many characters throughout the entire book.
You would think the lack of characters would make it easier for the reader to figure out what was happening but it didn’t, it was so well written that it kept me guessing until the end.
Great read for lovers of this genre!

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Faces by Martina Cole

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I usually consume Martina Cole books within a couple of days, I enjoy the edginess and the brutality of her stories…..However I really struggled with this one and I took me well over a month to read!
The story if you got into it was good but it was SO repetitive which got boring after a while, it then also meant that I had switched off whilst reading and then missed a crucial bit that I had to then reread.
As with all Cole books it revolves around the brutal lives of people who want to be gangsters or ‘Faces’ and will literally stop at nothing to get what they want.
Full of foul language, murder, rape and torture these books are not for the easily offended, however if you love a hard hitting gangster book then Martina Cole is the answer. Unfortunately this time she got it wrong but rest assured the other books of hers I have read have been a good read.

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