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Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – July 2018

Welcome to our book reviews for July 2018. We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained at the bottom of the page.…

Book Review – The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (MacMillan) ISBN: 9781447286028 Leni Allbright is thirteen and her greatest ambition is to spend just one school year in one school. They've moved a lot since her dad came back from 'Nam. And nobody realises or cares about the effect…

Book Review – Gallery Of The Dead

Gallery Of The Dead by Chris Carter (Simon and Schuster) ISBN: 9781471156359 Gallery of the Dead is the ninth Detective Robert Hunter book. Compelling, and disturbingly brilliant, Chris Carter takes you on a journey like no other. When Detectives Hunter and Garcia are called in on…

Book Review – Death Cup

Death Cup by Irna Van Zyl (Penguin) ISBN: 9781485903697  All Detective Storm van Der Merwe wanted when she moved from Cape Town to the small town of Hermanus, was a chance to get away from the madness of Cape Town and her complicated family history. It…

Book Review – Ministry Of Crime

Ministry Of Crime - An Underworld Explored by Mandy Wiener (Macmillan) ISBN 9781770105751 My feeling on reading this exposé is one of astonishment, some disgust, disappointment and fear on finding out just how much of a mess we’re in.  As corruption spreads its tentacles through…

Book Review – Entanglement

Entanglement by Katy Mahood (The Borough Press) ISBN 9780008245665 This debut novel by Katy Mahood is an interesting tale focused on the story of two couples in London spanning three decades. The entanglement element refers to how interconnected we all are. Stella and John are…

Book Review – Two Little Girls

Two Little Girls by Kate Medina (Harper Collins) ISBN: 978-0008214012 I intended to savour this crime thriller over a weekend. I failed, wolfing it down. I gorged on its haunting themes, guessing games, and twists in a matter of hours. The clever plot is well-paced…

Book Review – The Memory Chamber

The Memory Chamber by Holy Cave (Quercus) ISBN: 9781786485366 The Memory Chamber is a beautiful story about love and loss. It is also entangled with the perfect dose of mystery and murder. There is a now a way to live 'happily ever after'. A special…

Book Review – The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (Simon and Schuster) ISBN 9781471133060 The Last Tudor is the final book in the Tudor Family series by Phillipa Gregory, and focuses on the ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey. Cousins to Queen Elizabeth, the Grey girls are a…

Book Review – The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 9781473618749 I felt like I was walking through a maze. When I thought I’d found the way I realised I had not. The Cutting Edge is cleverly written using interesting diverse characters to portray the story.…
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