Louise Brown

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Gripping and chilling read. Definitely read!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-16

Another cracking book from John nicholl. Another well written bunch of characters. Hard core storyline, leaving the major part of the action to your imagination. John nicholl makes my heart pound in horror and anticipation. The bad characters are vile and you hate them; the good characters, you warm to and enjoy their strength. One character made me gasp with shock. Ooh, and I loved the ending...well played!

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When Evil Calls Your Name.

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I listened to this book on audible. It has been very interesting listening to the Dr Galbraith tale from the victim's point of view. Very harrowing to hear and envision how Cynthia was manipulated and deceived from the very beginning. As I said for the previous book 'white is the coldest colour' - there is no way to escape this man.
What a cleverly written book, I loved (hated) the symmetry of cynthia's prison situations and felt horror for the lack of perceived opportunity to escape.
The light at the end of the tunnel; the strength in Cynthia to persevere through all kinds of personal distress, lack of trust, lack of confidence and lack of hope. She is a survivor!

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It's so good because it's so bad!

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

What made the experience of listening to White Is the Coldest Colour the most enjoyable?

If I shut my eyes, I was away in the literary world, consumed by the story. (Also, I can cook the tea and still listen).

What other book might you compare White Is the Coldest Colour to, and why?

I think Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon or The Apprentice or Mo Hayder's Birdman. They all had a similar effect on me. A chain of events that are doomed to happen and there doesn't appear to be any escape.

What about Jake Urry’s performance did you like?

Excellent narrative, without monotone listening, voice reminded me of Pierce Brosnan actually.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The emotional response I felt from this book was a lot of anxious tension, worrying about what was going to happen and the screeching of 'No, don't do that!' I was very angry to be disturbed from this book as I needed a positive police outcome quickly!

Any additional comments?

Excellent book. This is a heavy story dealing with various abuses towards children and some toward adults. Not all abuse is verbalised, but instead nudged at and left for the imagination. If you can keep this under control in your head, it's a cracking read. 5*.

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