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Book Club set 122: Redemption / David Baldacci.
Author: Baldacci, David, author.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2019.
Review by: Weekes, Carole  on: 24/04/2020 2:15:49 PM
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Too many characters too many deaths. Easy to read but most characters not well-rounded and some people and events were not convincing eg Natty's turnabout in his attitude to Amos the fact that Mary Lancaster was still working as a detective with early onset dementia and Melvin Mars working on a case as an impostor.

The superficial elements annoyed me eg emphasis on the size of detectives and vulgar displays of wealth and the scope of the violence in Burlington two families and a school as well as the body count during the course of the current story.

I found it interesting that both Amos and Mary suffered from brain issues with Amos having a particularly interesting set of symptoms which seemed to drive many of his decisions.
I always enjoy finding out about the families of detectives eg the loss of Cassie and Molly for Amos his relationship with Alex Jamison and the way having Sandy to deal with impacted on the lives of Mary and Earl Lancaster. However mostly the characters appeared and disappeared without readers having the opportunity to see them as complex personalities.
Grisham's latest novel addresses a similar issue - righting past injustices.
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Book Club set 122: Redemption / David Baldacci.
Author: Baldacci, David, author.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2019.
Review by: Thamm, Eva Mrs  on: 20/04/2020 4:46:15 PM
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Enjoyed the book very much. I give it 5 and would highly recommend it.
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Becoming / Michelle Obama.
Author: Obama, Michelle, 1964-, author.
Publisher: [London] Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018. -- ©2018
Review by: KAL  on: 19/03/2020 3:02:41 PM
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This was the best book that I have read in years.
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Then she was gone / Lisa Jewell.
Author: Jewell, Lisa, author.
Publisher: London Century, 2017. -- ©2017
Review by: elizagee  on: 12/10/2018 3:53:22 PM
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Lisa Jewell is a new author for me. I found this book on holiday and it was perfect. The story was gripping and Lisa Jewell's carefully constructed characters held my attention and I read deep into the night. The story is quite shocking and disturbing but beleiveable. A wonderful storyteller.
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A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume four [graphic novel]/ George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Sandra Molina and Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon.
Author: Abraham, Daniel, author. -- iGraphic novelization of (work): Martin, George R. R. Game of thrones. -- Patterson, Tommy, illustrator. -- Molina, Sandra, illustrator. -- Nunes, Ivan, illustrator. -- Dillon, Marshall, letterer. -- Patterson, Tommy, artist.
Publisher: [London] Harper Voyager, [2015] -- ©2015
Review by: chicken  on: 31/08/2018 12:56:34 PM
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2. Highly recommend this series.
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The world of ice and fire : the untold history of Westeros and the Game of Thrones / George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson.
Author: Martin, George R. R., 1948-, author, editor. -- Garcia, Elio, author. -- Antonsson, Linda, author.
Publisher: London Harper Voyager, 2014. -- ©2014
Review by: chicken  on: 31/08/2018 12:54:36 PM
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Highly recommend this series.
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Bleed for me / by Michael Robotham
Author: Robotham, Michael, 1960-
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2010.
Review by: Heke, Rania Mrs  on: 20/08/2018 1:55:44 PM
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First Michael Robotham book I have read. Really enjoyed it hard to put down.
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Skeleton key / Anthony Horowitz.
Author: Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-
Publisher: London : Walker, c2010.
Review by: Eldridge, Luke Master  on: 15/05/2018 4:28:40 PM
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Alex Rider on yet another mission to find out about a Russian man Sarov and his purchases of Uranium. He must stop him before he changes history forever.
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The eye of the world / Robert Jordan.
Author: Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 1990.
Review by: tabootie  on: 10/05/2018 2:22:25 PM
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The first instalment in the Wheel of Time series. A must read for every fantasy lover!
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The scarlet gospels / Clive Barker.
Author: Barker, Clive, 1952-, author.
Publisher: London Macmillan, 2015. -- ©2015
Review by: Edelart  on: 13/07/2015 10:21:53 AM
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Absolutely brilliant book, if you love horror and thrillers, incredibly imaginative and descriptive. Was the book that spawned the Hellraiser movies featuring Pinhead. Must read!
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