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I liked it

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Reviewed: 01-06-20

Nice little book. Neat story. Good characters. Set up for next book, which I have already downloaded.

Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-20

This little book is not for me. Dieting tips - walk more and drink more water. Not really any help to me, a serial dieter.

Loved it !

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-20

I loved this book. The characters were good, the storylines were good. You can see it as an opening book that will lead to more. Zero is my favourite character. He has lots of skills and works quickly. He's a good guy. Kat's a bit unbelievably brave in circumstances; but the whole thing hangs together well. Can't wait for the next one.

Way too much politics

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-20

I did not like this at all. Hardly anything about dieting. Lots of mundane day to day dialogue like walking downstairs and having a glass of water. Too much politics. It's good that people have asked him for help since he lost weight. It will be great if he makes changes to policy. But the book was dull.

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Loved it !

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Reviewed: 12-02-20

Loved this book. The characters are really forming now. Susan is getting confused by all sorts of things; and we're seeing more characters and more storylines running at the same time. I really do love Adele's writing. Wish I could think like that.

Favourite character still Manic. Charlie is struggling from so much female attention ! Neil is really determined to make mistake after mistake. Dorothy makes me laugh. The fairies are funny too. Charlie should definitely charge them rent !

Only one book left for me, but I hope Adele is writing more.

The slowness of the narrator is unnoticeable now. But still annoying that the characters from Witch PI have totally different voices. Mrs V even seemed to have a bit of a personality change. The only one ringing true is grandma.

Back on top form

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Reviewed: 09-02-20

This book is a bit slow. But it's back to original Dick Francis standard. Every aspect of the story and the characters is there. Plus there is a great ending. There are millions of books written these days with no twists and an totally obvious storylines. Let someone else read those. Give me a good mystery with some surprises. Long may this reign continue.

Getting into the characters now

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-02-20

Second book in the series and getting into the characters now. Although Susan, the lead, is not my favourite. The fairies are sweet. Charlie seems to have bad luck with women. Neil should be surrounded by women but isn't. Dorothy still a bit too stand offish with Susan. But having only one human in a whole block of flats is putting everyone off their game.

Love the money story with the banks. There are not as many story lines and characters as the Witch PI mysteries, but these books are great to listen to and I am glad there are two more for me. Manic is my favourite !

Good book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-20

I liked this book. It's still set in Washbridge but introduces a new character but still has mysteries in it. The flatmates struggle to not let spill that they are not human; with some interesting consequences.

The downside is the narrator. She speaks very slowly. At the beginning I had to check I had it on the right speed. It does get better after a few chapters though, and then for the final credits it goes back to slow again - so you can clearly see the difference.

Also, although a different narrator from the Witch PI books, why change the voice of a character completely. Dougal is unrecognisable and I think that's stupid.

A lovely little find

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Reviewed: 16-01-20

I missed this first time around. It was only when I was listening from the beginning again that I came across it.
Lovely little Christmas story. And I like the way Winky got to chat to us. I love these books.

Not one of the best

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-20

I think this was just to be a little Christmas story so I shouldn't expect much. Story was rather dull. Started off ok but just sort of faded. I didn't try to guess the perpetrator. Personal stuff and ending obvious.