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The Best Remedy

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I laughed out loud and heartily many times whilst listening to this book I loved it and would recommend it to anyone however it is also sobering and poignant.
It would not have hit home quite so hard if it had not been read by the doctor himself.
It was also quite an eye opener in many ways so if you think you’ve had a crap day read this have a laugh and be SO thankful for the dedicated staff everywhere working in the NHS.
I really hope there’s a follow up to this!

Utterly fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Don’t even think twice about getting this one ladies I absolutely loved it - the narrator was perfect and I will be seeking out more by Poppy Miller but Allison Pearson totally nailed this story I am not about to give any spoilers it’s a tale of modern life so well observed and written particularly dealing with the sandwich generation - women in their 50s dealing with everything family can throw at them.
I also loved the author’s original book I don’t know how she does it which deals with younger family life and juggling careers.
Allison Pearson does not seem to release books very often but when she does boy it’s worth the wait! This is a wee stoater and I don’t know what to do now it’s finished I suppose I’ll just have to start it again!

This is quality

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

Reviewed: 19-08-15

Oh thank God a decent book at last! I thought I was condemned to read crap books forever.
I don't want to spoil anything for other readers so I will be brief.
The narrator was first class and the story was a very good murder whodunnit. This is the latest in the series featuring psychologist Joe O'Laughlin and for me the best thing is the continuing dynamics of the characters and the emotional connections between his family and his partner.
I loved it give this a go!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Family saga

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

This is a departure from my usual type of read.
However it was very good if you like all loose ends tied up then try this.
I enjoy this writer very much - this takes place in the 1990s and is based around a scam at Lloyds Bank in London. It's about very rich English upper crust people taking a hit financially but the characters are engaging and you do want to know what happens to them.
It doesn't tax your brain an easy read and I'm off to download some more.

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

This is the second DI Max Wolfe book which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Love the narrator he seems to get the character spot on.
This is unashamedly good v bad a good detective story perhaps not for the faint hearted.
A well to do family are slaughtered in their home and the only survivor a young child is abducted.
Thereafter DI Wolfe is on the case. We are gradually learning wee snippets of his personal life and it leaves you wanting more.
Love this series - next one please.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

Easy relaxed reading

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

Reviewed: 19-05-15

Great narrator and excellent story. This is a fab book for lazing in the sun and relaxing with. I have also read The Beach Hut by the same author which I thoroughly enjoyed.
It comprises of stories of the characters in a seaside resort who all own beach huts but the stories intertwine.
Well worth reading and I'm going to try some more by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-15

Great narration good characters and story.
I think this is the first one in the trilogy of detective Fin MacLeod who is returning to his home on the Scottish Isles after many years in Glasgow. He is sent back to work on a murder and is confronted by his own past and demons in the process.
An excellent read well worth a go.

Long and borin

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

I persevered with this book because I had invested time in it and kept hoping it would improve.
I have tried to analyse why I disliked it so much and I think it was a combination of two things.
Firstly the narrator was quiet and monotonous and almost put me to sleep.
However I think the main point is just that I had no sympathy with any of the characters whatsoever. Pathetic clingy alcoholic Rachel, paranoid Anna and weak nutty Megan. The only one with any redeeming qualities was Cathy.
By the end I could not have cared less what the outcome was.
Too long by far I can't think of anything positive to say other than do yourself a favour and give this one a miss.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great series

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Having read Eeny Meeny And Pop goes the Weasel this is the third book where we meet DI Helen Grace and her Team. It begins when a body is found on the beach and thereafter they are on the hunt of a serial killer.
I love these books as the hero is female and jealousy of her female boss adds another element. Great characters and good narrator.
If you like a good detective novel look no further but I would start the series in the correct order so you get to know the characters.
Excellent waiting for the next installment!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

An atmospheric rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I enjoyed this book it is the tale of a family who relocate to an island in the north of Scotland to help them deal with the tragic loss of one of their twins. I don't want to spoil it so will refrain from saying any more. I would class it as a psychological thriller with a hint of the paranormal.
The only reason I gave the performance 4 stars is that although very good one of the female narrators occasionally lapsed from Scottish accent to Russian! Don't be put off by what is a very entertaining read.