Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: The Child Finder

The Child Finder The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book by this author that I have read. The language is absolutely beautiful. She can assemble her story and make you believe it is happening before your eyes.

Naomi, the child finder was a missing child herself. She trained in every possible way, self defence and detective work, in order to become a person who can find missing children. this is the story of Madison, a young captive girl and her captor, also a captive once himself and who called himself Mr. B.

An excellent read.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: Not My Father's Son

Not My Father's Son Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How could you not just absolutely love Alan Cumming. He is so honest and sincere. He raised himself up from a horrible childhood of abuse and pain. He bared his soul to us and we must hold his story gently and respectfully in our hearts.

As well as having a father who was apparently deranged, his mother's family had a mystery in not knowing what had happened to her father after WWII. Much of that untold story was brought to light in the celebrity genealogy show. Thankfully Alan now has put paid to the past and is happy to move on with his life

I personally first saw him on the Masterpiece theater as a presenter and I was very taken with him. My next encounter was in the series The Good Wife. I loved the role he played and he was my favourite character on the show. I am looking forward to seeing more of his work.

I listened to the audio of this book and thoroughly enjoyed his voice and especially that humanity of his story.

Highly recommended.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: I Let You Go

I Let You Go I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is my favourite genre so I was probably going to love it sight unseen. The story opens with a little boy dying from a hit and run. The driver is not found things go cold. On the anniversary of the accident the police decide to go over the evidence and make an appeal for witnesses again to see if something shakes loose.

The book deals with domestic abuse and a lot of people will say things like "why didn't she do this; or that". Until you have been a victim of this type of violence yourself you really have no idea of the depth of control that one person can have over another.

The writing is what I call comfortable and believable. It just feels like you are talking to someone or that you are there watching things unfold. I am excited to get my hands on more from this author.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: Cross Justice

Cross Justice Cross Justice by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Terrible things happened in Alex's family when he was young. He left the south and went to live with his nana mama in Washington DC where he was educated and prospered.

Now he has returned to his home after thirty five years basically to help his cousin who is a lawyer, defend another cousin who has been accused of terrible crimes.

They say that you can never go back, but in Alex's case you actually can go back. There are surprises for Alex that he never imagined.

A very enjoyable read.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review: Mistress

Mistress Mistress by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are many reviews that are not very flattering for this book, but I listened to the audio and thought it was fantastic. Possibly listening to it like I did gives you a better interpretation of what the author was trying to impart.

Poor Ben is asked by "the love of his life" to put surveillance cameras in her condo because she said that she was worried "about something". Ben took on the responsibility without question and was probably happy to be able to do this little thing for the woman he adored.

I got the feeling that Bed has a bit of an issue such as OCD or something similar. He can relate almost everything that is happening to a movie or movie star. He also references Seinfeld episodes.

Soon, actually only minutes, after he completed the task and left her building, her body is plunged to the pavement from an apparent suicide.

This is the start of a chase of unbelievable magnitude which includes high government officials, spies from various countries and even the first lady.

A thoroughly enjoyable 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 ...