Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

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I love Jo Nesbo books, they are long, they are complex and they are everything you want from a crime novel.
Part of the Harry Hole series the book contains many characters we have seen before, including a not as drunk as usual Harry.
A member of the Salvation Army has been murdered during a concert leaving witnesses everywhere, however no one can accurately describe the murderer! Harry and his fellow officers set about figuring out who would want to do such a thing. Whilst trying to untangle the case Harry finds himself entangled at the center as it is so much more complex than originally thought.
Can they get to the bottom of the murder and the reason behind it in order to catch the criminal and by the end of the story will they even want to catch him?
Great read for people that like to think about what they are reading.

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Shrill by Lindy West

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So I’m going to admit that I was sceptical when I was given this book to read, mainly because of the tag line, notes from a loud woman, and because I was non-fiction. I have nothing against non-fiction its just that it has to lure me in and I have to find the subject interesting.
However once I started to read this book I felt it touched a part of me that I dont think I realised existed until I saw them written on paper.
From the start it was very candid and open about how it feels to be fat and how the world perceives that, the rest of society shouldn’t have an opinion on your body but it does and that is wrong. So this was what the book was about, standing up and being counted…shouting No this isn’t acceptable from the top of your lungs in the vain hope that the world just might change one day and not be so vile to one another!
Its a great read for women of all shapes and sizes as Lindy truly fights her own demons to fight ours. I only have one criticism and that is her celebrity references are not relevant outside the US.

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Cross by James Patterson

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Just cannot get enough of the Dragon Slayer that is Alex Cross at the moment, and Cross is a fantastic read.
For those who have read the Cross books from the start this will be an emotionally tense book for you, throughout Cross the reader learns more than ever about the murder of Alex’s wife Maria and how he never managed to catch the killer!
Now Sampson, Alex’s best friend has a case that is so similar to the events surrounding Maria’s death that they might just be the same perpetrator. Sending Alex into a tail spin of wanting justice and revenge for the love of his live can he and Sampson team up like old times and finally close the case?
A great read from start to finish, praise as usual for James Patterson.

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