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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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The Interpreter: A Novel | Brooke Robinson
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This starts off really well and I was quite gripped. It has a good premise. It‘s well written in an engaging style which is easy to read. However, it‘s very implausible and I was frustrated with it by the end. In fact, I was pleased when I‘d turned the last page. Some of the main character‘s actions are bizarre and I was left feeling disappointed overall. It‘s a shame as it had the potential to be a great thriller. #Pigeonhole

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The Interpreter: A Novel | Brooke Robinson
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The Other Half | Charlotte Vassell
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I read this book via the #Pigeonhole app, a stave at a time. I wasn‘t convinced by the first stave as most of the characters are very unlikeable, but gradually I began to enjoy it and ultimately found it gripping. It‘s written with a sense of humour and the banter between the police officers is quite entertaining. A well written and compelling crime drama with a little bit of Greek mythology thrown in!

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The Other Half | Charlotte Vassell
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VanessaCW
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A beautifully written story about love, loss and survival. The voices of Carmel and Beth are very realistic. They are such resilient and determined characters. I was totally immersed in both Carmel‘s and Beth‘s journeys, there is an acute sense of Beth‘s angst and isolation and Carmel‘s bewilderment and her all abiding spirit. There is also a sense of unease throughout. A riveting and emotional read which I can highly recommend. #Pigeonhole

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River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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I enjoyed this moving story of love and hope set amidst the brutality and inhumanity of the time of the slave trade. The research gone into putting this tale together is excellent. It‘s well written and the descriptions of the various backdrops are very vivid. It‘s a gripping and enlightening read, a worthy debut. It‘s a story that needs to be told. A journey of education and illumination. #Pigeonhole

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River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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VanessaCW
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I enjoyed this psychological mystery. t‘s a slow burner so if you like fast paced thrillers, this one won‘t be for you. It has an insidious feel where the suspense is built up over time, culminating in a dramatic finish. It is a little far fetched at times and the incredulousness does grow as the story progresses. However, it is a work of fiction where anything goes apparently, so I did find it entertaining and it kept my attention. #Pigeonhole