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"ALEXA - NARRATE ME A STORY"

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I was excited to get a new book by Jane Fallon - but am afraid this was disappointing.

Bitchy women double crossing and lying to each other. V similar to Faking Friends.

The oddest thing though was the narration - I'm surprised this passed through any kind of editing, as it sounded like Alexa had been instructed to read the book. Little variation in the few moments of drama and an overall flat portrayal of the characters, although they were all quite one dimensional.

Am about 2/3 of the way through and think I'll save the rest for when I can't get to sleep.

Will just put this down to an off day and hope the next book is back to form.

5 people found this helpful

Still Confused

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I've no idea having listened to this all the way through, what the point of this book is.

OK I know it's fiction, but I couldn't really discern any plot or outcome.

Shame, love her other work.

5 people found this helpful

Bravo!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Bought this on a whim; engaging story, great characters, loved musical and historical references. evoked at lot of memories.

Very predictable, but unresolved plot lines

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Everyone in the book is lovely, their lives are mildly troubling, etc etc. I tuned out of some parts because they were so dull. Only interesting story was that of the siblings' parents, but this plotline wasn't followed particularly.

Sorry not for me

8 people found this helpful

Jane Fallon - Back to Form

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

Really enjoyed this story, plenty of good characters, although Amy was a little too saintly

Enoyable Thriler

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-18

Overall I liked this book. The pace was good and the description of middle class South East London suburbia rang lots of bells. The hopelessness of spiralling out of control following one, relatively, minor infraction was drawn well. I found I sympathised more with the 'Bram' character than Fi.

An ability to accept this is fiction is needed to explain some elements of the crime and subsequent deceptions - particularly in the 'epilogue' which I could have done without.

I'd say this does fit well with the current thriller twist fashion and if you like Claire Mackintosh you'll probably enjoy this.

Will definitely look out for more books by this author.

6 people found this helpful

LAPSE IN FORM

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I counted down the days until this book was released as I'd enjoyed Clare's previous work so much. Perhaps the anticipation outweighed the enjoyment of this book. Story is OK, as far as generic thrillers go, but I was left dissatisfied by the twist and the playing out of the last third. The perpetrator was completely unbelievable.

Would you be willing to try another book from Clare Mackintosh? Why or why not?

Yes.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the first half of the book as the tension built up. I enjoyed Murray's story throughout.

Do you think Let Me Lie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Unlikely

Any additional comments?

Found it difficult to engage with the lead character or have much empathy as, other than the tragedy which befell her, we don't have that much to go on.

Udderly Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

loved every second of this booked, laughed, cried, blushed! definitely recommend. very on trend narrative

Can anyone tell me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

What this was about? no real idea, kept falling asleep. shame as was highly recommended

12 people found this helpful

Awful but still enjoyed it!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-16

Gradually the RCB stories have been getting more lame, sex scenes were cringe. Lots of repetition and break neck recapping of previous novels in the series. Give us some credit Jilly. I still enjoyed overall, but won't be on the edge of my seat waiting for the next saga.