Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent read. Sebastian Rudd is a lawyer who takes on the really tough defense cases. Most of his cases involve some really bad criminals. He also has an ex wife and a son whom he doesn't see often because his wife is always fighting him.

In this series Sebastian manages to gain information regarding the abduction of the daughter of the chief of police. What should he do with that information seeing as how its considered privileged information between a lawyer and his client.

Sebastian reminds me of Harry Bosch in the Michael Connelly series, one of my favourites.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review: Payback

Payback Payback by Fern Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second installment in the Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels. The stories revolve around a group of women who have had terrible things happen to them and where the law has not helped them. With the help of Myra, a lady of substance, herself having lost a daughter through a hit and run driver with political immunity, the women plot their revenge. Myra's companion is an ex MI6 spy so he has the credentials and Myra has the cash.

A satisfying read.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review: A Complicated Kindness

A Complicated Kindness A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I don't feel qualified to give a review of this book. It was not my cup of tea at all. I believe that Miriam Toews was raised in a Mennonite community and has an inside view. Unfortunately I was not drawn into the story. There were no conclusions and we never had answers on what happened to Trudi and Tash.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Review: Burnt Paper Sky

Burnt Paper Sky Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely astounding debut novel. A psychological thriller with all the boxes ticked.

Rachel has been a single mother for almost a year, her husband having remarried. She is giving her son Ben the best childhood that she can. One day during an outing in the park, Ben disappears after Rachel had taken her eyes off him just for a few moments.

The book takes us through the next week and we meet all the people who could possibly have abducted him. With each suspect you are pulled along in the belief that "yes, this is the one".

Ms. Macmillan has devised the means to let us in on the inside thinking and procedures of the police and their investigation. Brilliant!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Review: Orphan Train

Orphan Train Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never heard of orphan trains. Children were advertised as needing homes and were transported to the states on trains. This practice continued for about 70 years.

This story is about one girl, Niamh, from Ireland who becomes orphaned and also whose whole family dies in a fire. When she is a ninety year old, well to do lady, a girl, Molly, who is a charge of the children's aid, comes to her home to help sort out her attic in order to do her community hours.

In working on the attic project, Molly learns about the sad young life of Niamh, whose name was changed twice in her lifetime.

A very interesting, excellent read.

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Review: The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautifully written novel. A book ...