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Love this author!!!

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Reviewed: 26-06-20

Really enjoyed the book. The main character Holly, was very likeable.
Good unusual storyline. I did think that the outbreak of the story across America and on social media was a bit far fetched though!! After all that type of thing (I won't mention it here) is on a regular tv show, showing that this is a common occurrence and would no way make even a paragraph in a local newspaper never mind national news!
Still, I did thoroughly enjoy listening to the book, I really like this author and her sense of humour.

Just ok!!!

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-06-20

I was really disappointed with this book as i thought i would really enjoy it.
The detective case didn't even start until almost halfway through the book and it was a bit of a limp excuse for investigation.
I sort of lost the plot of the book and found it hard to follow, most likely because it was a bit boring so I probably wasn't listening to it properly. Maybe it was just the subject matter?? I don't know.
I really enjoyed the narration and the description of the place, the climate and customs, so I will try another of the books and hope it's got a better storyline

This will put you off winning the lottery!!!!!!

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Reviewed: 03-06-20

Really good book with an unusual storyline and a great twist in the tale at the very end which I was not expecting!
Jake was a bit of a prat... Lexi was a bit of a wimp.
I couldn't believe that Lexi gave Tomma such a lot of money!!! I thought it was ridiculous and too far fetched......but that was soon justified by another twist in the tale!!! Excellent!!
None of the characters were likeable and yet it was still an enjoyable book.
However, there were a few things that I thought were 'odd'.
Like the bazaar conversation between Lexi and Jennifer at the party, when Lexi knew that Jennifer was having an affair with her husband and Jennifer knew she knew . It just wouldn't happen!!
The night of the power cut (what the relevance of the power cut was, I don't know) but when Jake asked Lexi what she did during the hours of the power cut, she said she'd read a book!!! Really??? In the pitch darkness??
The narrator for Lexi had a monotonous voice, the narrator for Emily was too old (Emily was only 15yrs old, the narrator sounded about 40!)
Editing was bad....about 4 times during the book, a sentence was repeated twice.
But don't let my negative comments put you off because it was a really good story and I definitely recommend it.
It WILL put you off winning a large amount on the lottery though!!!🙂

Easy listening........Great story

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Reviewed: 15-05-20

Loved this book! I've read the majority of Milky Johnson's books and I would thoroughly recommend them.
I really liked the 2 main characters in the book. It was a bit predictable but really enjoyable despite that.
The regular clips from 'The Daily Trumpet' were hysterical. They have become a regular feature in the author's novels and the 'misprints are so funny.
RECOMMENDED! !

Thoroughly enjoyed!!!

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Reviewed: 10-05-20

Great book, interesting storyline, good narration, however I think the narrator for Darcy's part should have been younger seeing as Darcy was only 16. Didnt spoil it though.
Loved the character Liz. Even though she wasn't the main character, she was my favourite.
Great book, I've enjoyed all of Claudia Carroll's books, especially the Primrose Square ones. I hope he writes more of those.
Recommended!!!

Chic lit for The over 40's!!

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Reviewed: 17-04-20

Fiona Gibson's books are always very down to earth and amusing.
It's nice to read a novel that you can relate to if you are of a certain age.......over 40/50!
Sometimes funny, sometimes heart breaking, always interesting.
I didn't find this one quite as good as some of her others, it was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable despite that.
I have read all of her books and would highly recommend all of them
I'm already looking forward to her next book.

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Slow start but good in the end.

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Reviewed: 27-03-20

The book started off really slow and I almost gave up, but glad I persevered as it did improve.
I did suss out the plot right ftom the start but wanted to know how it would unfold.
Luke /Sam was a vile, conniving control freak and I couldn't wait for him to be caught out.
Cadence (ridiculous name!) was a pathetic wimp, I wanted to shake her, surely nobody could be so naive. I was pleased when she FINALLY got a brain and a backbone though.
All in all it was a good book, I enjoyed listening to it. I will look out for more from this author.

Too drawn out!!!! FRUSTRATING!!!

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Reviewed: 26-02-20

OMG.....!!!!!!! This book was soooooooo drawn out. A couple married for over 20yrs who don't know how to communicate with each other! The last quarter of the book was so frustrating I found myself shouting out to hurry up and say what needs to be said but it just went on and on and on!!!
Livia was a most irritating, selfish and childish woman, going on about her stupid party like a 5yr old. Why didn't she wait for their silver wedding anniversary and have a "wedding" party then.
How many times did they say the stupid name 'Marnie'????
It could have been a brilliant book, the concept was brilliant but it was just too frustrating.
When Adam was FINALLY trying to tell Livia what had happened, she kept butting in and asking "was it this. ..was it that??" OMG woman, just shut up and listen. I felt like shaking the two of them!!!
The last quarter of the book spoilt the whole thing.
Good narration.

Brilliant!!

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Reviewed: 17-02-20

Loved this book. Full of twists, well written, intriguing and interesting throughout.
This would make a great film or TV series.
Great narrator, the only criticism I would make is that the character she was portraying was only supposed to be 24yrs old but the narrator sounded much older.
A great listen!
Definitely recommended

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Great book, great narrator.

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Reviewed: 04-02-20

Great book to listen to, made all the more interesting due to the brilliant narrator.
The story revolves around the lives of two very different women a generation apart in age and from very different backgrounds, but whose lives are brought together by differing but tragic circumstances.
Well written, well narrated.
A joy to listen to.