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kezzlou85

kezzlou85

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Wow this was so good. Its a retelling of Mansfield park which I have yet to read so was able to appreciate it for what it was rather than its link to the original. The story takes us from the past to the present and from England to Nigeria which just adds so much depth to the story. The plot was easy to follow and very well written. The details and emotions were so on point. A brilliant read. #Netgalley 4*

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Cutting Teeth: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Well this was an interesting read. As a parent myself it makes me glad my girls never went through a biting phase. The plot is quite twisted and you're never quite sure until the reveal exactly who is involved. I did figure out some of it but not all. Its a little creepy at times but I enjoyed the murder. The ending was well done if felt a little rushed once past the big reveal. Its hard to like any of the characters. #Netgalley 3*

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The Dead Friend Project | Joanna Wallace
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This was an interesting read. The plot gets lost a little in the drama of Beth's life up until the end. I did like how it all came together and the ending was well written. I did just about figure the truth of Charlotte's death before the ending and it was clever. The characters are not overly likeable but in many ways it fits with the plot really well. Beth is a trainwreck for much of the story and you just dont know what to believe. #Netgalley

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A historical look at poisoning in Norfolk.

This was a really interesting read. The cases are detailed and follow the case as fully as they can. I do love a local crime book. 4*

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Bad Tourists: A Novel | Caro Carver
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Wow what a dark twisted ride this was. It starts out fairly simply and you think you know them all but then it all starts to twist and turn. There's a lot going on throughout this but it all comes together in an explosive ending that was uttely brilliant and so clever. And that ending wow talk about dramatic, you just had no idea who if anyone would survive. I love a thriller that hooks me in like this one did. #Netgalley 4*

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Why Mummy Drinks | Gill Sims
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#CoverLove Day 6: #Yellow. Two very funny books. Joe Lycett can be so funny at times. Plus I love Gil Sims book series.
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Bone Crier's Moon | Kathryn Purdie
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#CoverLove day 4: #Leaves. Well here we have a book with leaves on and the leaves of my very tall sunflowers 🌻 some are over 7ft tall now. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

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As a Norfolk girl, I love reading books about my local area and being able to recognise places is always fun. This was an interesting read. The cases are short but you get the main details. Some were new to me but others I did recognise. 4*

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Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
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#CoverLove
Day 1 #Red
One red book and some very pretty red roses 🌹 they're a dark red growing in our wishing well.
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This Is Why We Lied | Karin Slaughter
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Wow what a ride this was. You just don't know who did what until the end. I think I figured it out just before Will did and what a genius twist that was. This is the newest installment in the series and definitely one of the best ones. I was hooked from the start. Plus I'm a sucker for the relationship between Will and Sara. I love how healthy and sweet it is in this one. They have some great moments and brilliant lines together. 5* #Netgalley

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Lies and Weddings | Kevin Kwan
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This was am interesting story and at times the characters frustrate so much. Its easy to relate better to Eden. I did find the bracketed school, education bits a little distracting but some ofvthe footnotes were handy. The plot itself is a simple one with lots of drama. The ending however was perfect and I really liked how it came together. Its hard to like the characters but Rufus, Eden and ger dad were my fave. #Netgalley 3*

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Unnatural Causes | Richard Shepherd
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A fascinating look at the life of a forensics pathologist. It features some well known cases like the death of Princess Diana. It's a hard read at times but so interesting to see the process and the person behind it. 4*

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This was an interesting and fairly quick read. The plot is simple and easy to follow. I loved how the murder was worked out and the ending was well done yet sad. I did figure that might be how that part of the story ended. The characters are likeable for the most part especially Adam. He puts himself under a lot of pressure and makes mistakes but you want him to succeed. A good mystery. #Netgalley 4*

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The Midnight Feast | Lucy Foley
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I am a fan of Lucy Foley so was looking forward to this. It was a little slow to start with but once I got into it, I was hooked. The story jumps around from before the solstice, the day of and the day after. Plus we jump back in time as well. I liked how the story moved around as it left you wanting more each time it changed. The plot was steady building to a dramatic twist filled ending. I figured out some parts. #Netgalley 4*

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We Could Be Heroes | Philip Ellis
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This was such an interesting read and the drag names are brilliant and hilarious. Especially Will's. The plot is sweet, fun but does focus on the way the world still sees drag queens and the lgbtq+ community. The ending was perfect and I loved how it all came together. We also learn the story of the creators of KIssmet adding a little more depth and tying everything together. I really liked Patrick and Will, Plus April was great too. A fun read.

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Another Agatha mystery. Once again she's risking her life to discover the truth of a killer, plus some mystery creatures and a paternity suit.

There's a lot going on in this story but it all comes together by the end. I love these mysteries, you can never be sure who might turn out to be the killer. The ending was wow, I knew there had to be one last bit and it came together perfectly. Another great read.

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This was such a good read. I really enjoyed this so much. Its an easy read with some truly emotional moments. The plot is simple with a few dramatic moments along the way. The ending is absolutely perfect and I loved how all their stories came together. The characters are all so likeable especially Albie. He was my favourite. A brilliant read. #Netgalley 5*

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The Guests | Nikki Smith
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Everyone has a secret and has been lying. This was an interesting read and the plot drew me in. There's a lot going on and at times it came across as a little rushed. The ending was not quite how I wanted it to end but I think for the concept of the book it worked really well. There is no one overly likeable in this at all. Every person has their own issues and by the end you're not sure who or how you want it to end. #Netgalley 3*

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I Wish You Would | Eva Des Lauriers
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Oh wow this was so good. I read it easily in one setting. I just couldn't put it down. This was such a good YA novel and so relatable. The story is told by both Ethan and Natalia giving it more depth and emotion. There's so many extra little parts to the story going on making it very full on but easy to follow. The ending was perfect and I liked how it all came together for them all. #ReadersFirst 5*

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Think Twice | Harlan Coben
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Wow another great Harlan Coben novel. I am a fan of the books and this was another great one. The plot is fast paced and builds to one hell of an ending. Im not sure i can remember the last time when a book had me on the edge of the seat to see how it would turn out. The mystery itself is clever and leaves you guessing. I had theories but was only partly right. I loved Myron and of course Win, their friendship is incredible. #Netgalley

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A sweet, short and sexy story about bear shifters. This was a freebie so wasn't sure if it would be good but I enjoyed it.
It's a short, fast build up to a little dramatic showdown. Ideal of you like a story quick to develop. Quite raunchy at times too.

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Under a Summer Skye | Sue Moorcroft
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Aww I do like a Sue Moorcroft novel. I've read a couple of festive ones and they're so good. This was another great one. A sweet summer romance in a gorgeous location. I've always wanted to visit Skye. The plot is interesting and its more than just one story which I liked. I also loved the little twist around the accident. The ending is really well done and finished the story well. Thea is a sweet lead. #Netgalley 4*

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The Hot Henry Effect | Lucy Chalice
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Oh I loved this so much. It was brilliant, funny and sweet. The romance is cute and the humour is so on point. I as a Bon Jovi fan, loved the references throughout the book. This does touch lightly on consent and I like how it got handled. Not between main characters. Speaking of them oh they're so much fun. Clara has her issues but she works her way through it. Henry is just adorable. The ending was utterly perfect. #Netgalley 5*

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Keeper of the Bride | Tess Gerritsen
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Nina is ready to get married but the groom has done a runner and then the church blows up. Could somebody want her dead. But who and why?

Gerritsen is such a great writer. I'm always hooked from page 1 and this was no exception. The plot was so good. It's fast paced and dramatic. I loved how it all came together and the ending was perfect 4*

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The Kill List | Nadine Matheson
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This was a really interesting read. Its dramatic from the start and takes you on many twists and turns along the way. You just never know who is guilty of what. This is the first of this series I have read but there are two before which I now plan to read. The plot is clever and full of twists. I liked that it was difficult to figure everything out until the very end. The ending was so good. #Netgalley 4*

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Dead on Target: An Agatha Raisin Mystery | M. C. Beaton, R.W. Green
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Another fun read with Agatha Raisin and the gang. Oh the ups and downs with James. I enjoyed the mystery and was a lovely read in the garden.

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A look at executions in Britain,the methods, laws and even the executioners themselves.

This was an interesting read full of detail. The information about the criminals is quite short but there's lots of detail on how the executions are performed.

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The Silence Factory | Bridget Collins
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This was an interesting read, its quite a dark story and you do find yourself feeling rather sorry for the creatures involved in this. The story is told by him and Sophia further in the past. It does take a bit of following and i was slow to get into the story but it eventually drew me in. The plot is a slow and steady build. The ending was dark and then hopeful which really finished the story well. #Netgalley 3*

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Three in one set of Agatha Christie novels, featuring the murder of Roger Ackroyd, they do it with mirrors and Mrs McGintys dead. The murder of Roger Ackroyd has always been a favourite of mine.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So we're about halfway through #AwesomeApril readathon, and it's going pretty well. Finished three books so far. @Andrew65

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The Typo | Emily Kerr
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Aww this was such a cute story and yes you could predict the ending but I loved it so much. The plot is simple but effective and focuses on more than just the romance between the leads. We see their emails through the story which I really liked and it gave a more modern feel to the book. The ending was so good and i love how it all came together. Amy is great, she develops as a character so much, learning how to find her happiness. 5* #Netgalley

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The life and career of Peter Faulding, a forensic search and rescue expert.

This was a fascinating if heart breaking read. The things he's seen and rescued are wrenching yet such an important part of life. It was interesting to see the developments he helped bring about over the years. A worthy read for any true crime fan.

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Deer Season | Aaron Stander
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I haven't read any other books in the series but I think I will look them up. This was an interesting murder mystery and you're not sure of the killer's identity until near the end. Its clever how everything ties in together. The plot is a steady build up to a clever ending. 3*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#AwesomeApril readathon starts today. Always a fun relaxed one. My goals are just to keep reading and try to finish a couple more books. @Andrew65

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The Mystery Writer | Sulari Gentill
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This was quite a thrill read. The plot starts off slowly but then it really ramps up in the second part. The story is mostly told from Theo's persepective but we also see moments from Gus and Mac, adding more depth. The ending is really well done and i loved how it all came together. The truth of everything is so clever and twisted. I found myself hooked from almost the start and was desperate to see how it would end. #Netgalley 4*

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Annie is a fan of rom-coms and wants to write her own screen play but she's waiting for her Tom Hanks to find her. Life is never that simple.

This was a cute and funny story. Haven't we all dreamt of finding that perfect movie man? This is a steady story that builds to a slightly rushed but sweet ending. I do love Chloe and Uncle Don they were amazing. This was fun and an easy read.

Read4life Love your pic. 💙 (edited) 3mo
kezzlou85 @Read4life thank you. I love when the bluebells come up in my garden. 3mo
Sace Gorgeous bluebells! 3mo
kezzlou85 @Sace thank you. They're one of my favourite flowers. 3mo
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The Intruders | Louise Jensen
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Wow what a twist filled ride this was. I wasn't expecting some of the many twists in this. I did figure out James quite quickly but the rest was cleverly done, taking me by surprise. This is quite a fast paced read with a very dramatic ending. You just don't know what anyone is capable of and who is hiding what? The story jumps from the past to the present often in alternating chapters which are often quite short. #Netgalley 4*

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A look at some of the dark destinations you can visit around the world.

This was an interesting read and some fascinating places. It does focus more heavily on war related sites but there's some natural disasters too. Some I have heard of and others were new. 4*

Cupcake12 This sounds intriguing! 3mo
kezzlou85 @Cupcake12 some of the places sound so fascinating and so dark. 3mo
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The Husbands | Holly Gramazio
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THe concept of this was so interesting and it carried it off for the most part. Its kind of a slow build despite the rapid changing husbands. The ending whilst not quite what I wanted, I think actually worked really well for the book. It was a dramatic but perfect conclusion. This book at times had me laughing and others wanting to tear my hair out. One minute i was thinking Lauren you need help and yet I still wanted her to succeed with her plans

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Signature Killers | Robert D. Keppel, William J. Birnes
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A psychological look at some famous serial killers. A look at patterns, motivation and why they kept killing. It does get a bit wordy at times so took me a while to get through it. 3*

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This was a dark and slightly sinister read. The story is told from Ruth and she is very much the unreliable narrator from the start. The plot jumps to past events that explain how they both ended up in the situation they are in. This is one of those stories where no one is particularly likeable at all. They all have their issues and flaws making you wonder about many decisions they make. The plot is a slow steady burn #Netgalley 3*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Not my best time but I still finished two books and about to finish a third. Plus a chunk of a way through a couple more. I'm a more than one book on the go kind of girl. ##MarvellousMarch @Andrew65

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Almost four days done and managed to finish two books. Going well so far #MarvellousMarch. Easter holidays start on Thursday so should have a little more time.

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An interesting look at the many women who were executed in Great Britain over the years. Some entries are longer than others but some well known cases like Ruth Ellis. Book 2 of #MarvellousMarch 4*

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Well what a ride this was. It is a slow start and takes a while to get into it but once i did, I was hooked. The plot picks up further into the book building to a really clever ending. I was surprised by what happened but it was definitely the best ending for this. There are many twists along the way and you can never quite tell how it would end. None of the characters are particularly likeable but you warm to Ann and especially Deborah. 4*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well it's past midnight here in the UK so thought I'd post now. Today is the start of #MarvellousMarch readathon. My goal is just to read what I can when I can. @Andrew65 good luck all taking part.

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Diva: A Novel | Daisy Goodwin
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This was an interesting read. I knew of some of the characters but not Maria's role in the story. She led quite the life and this was told thoughtfully through the story but it did seem to drag on a little at times. I think I was expecting a little more drama. I did grow to love Maria and her strength that develops more throughout the story. The ending in particular was so well written.

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Wow what a roller coaster this was. As a mother myself it does really get you thinking about how far you would go for your own child. It's a dark and at times emotional read. None of the characters are overly likeable but you can find something relatable to each of them. I felt the most for Rachel the detective. Her story was tough. The plot is a fast paced thrill ride to a clever and brilliant finish. I was hooked from page one. 5*

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#Netgalley 4* This was such a fun little short story and a perfect read at Halloween. I love a retelling and this is such an interesting concept. I do love Halloween so it was a fun read. The plot is simple and the ending is quite predictable but how it comes together is good. I loved the spirits and the first one was hilarious. A short but sweet Halloween read.

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Death on the Lusitania | R. L. Graham
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This does have some very Agatha Christie vibes throughout the story. The ship of course was real but much of the rest is false yet i found myself hoping she wouldn't have the ending we all knew was coming. The plot itself is interesting but at times it did drag a little. There are many characters and we don't learn enough about them to truly understand their motives. The ending was expected but I did enjoy how Gallagher finally figured it out. 3*