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Book Review – Now You See Her

by James Patterson (Century) ISBN 978 1 846 05469 3 Eighteen years ago in Key West. Nina’s life is simple and carefree. Married to a handsome police officer she is delighted to discover she is pregnant. But her joy is short lived when she stumbles…

Book Review – Things I Thought I Knew

by Kathryn White (Umuzi) R180, 00 ISBN 978-0-4152-0122-0 Kathryn White lives in Johannesburg. She is the author of Emily Green and Me. Her second novel is the story of two sisters: Lily looks white; Jules looks black. The time frame: From Apartheid South Africa through…

Book Review – Wolfsbane

by Andrea Cremer (Atom) ISBN 1907410309 Wolfsbane is the much anticipated second book in the Nightshade series. Calla wakes up. She is in the searcher's stronghold, recovering from her ordeal and the wounds sustained at the end of Nightshade. Shay is there too, and he is…

Book Review – The Borrower

by Rebecca Makkai (William Heineman) ISBN 978-0-434-02100-0 Ian Drake is a ten-year-old boy. He is rather precocious, and he likes books. Unfortunately, his mother is very fussy about what he should read so he has to collude with Lucy Hull, the librarian who reads to…

Book Review – The Swordmaster’s Apprentice

by Edward Burke (Penguin) ISBN:9780143527978 Edward Burke sets off on a year-long journey of self-discovery and brutal training to be mentored under one of the greatest masters of martial arts. He leaves his corporate job in London to train as a live-in student of the…

Book Review – Drawing Conclusions

by Donna Leon (William Heinemann) ISBN: 978-0-4340-2144-4 If, like me, a thriller with twists, turns, a bit of blood and a few shocks is what you’re looking for in a novel, this book is not for you. However, if you’re looking for beautifully descriptive writing,…

Book Review – A Year In The Wild

by James Hendry (Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1-77010-130-2 A Year in the Wild will make you smile, laugh and cry. Beautifully written, the story of two brothers, Angus and Hugh MacNaughton, is set to become a South African bestseller. James Hendry has written a Spud for grown-ups. Angus…

Book Review – Passion

by Lauren Kate (Doubleday) ISBN 978 03856 1808 3 Los Angeles-based author Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling creator of the wildly popular Fallen series. Passion is the third in the quartet of romantic paranormal novels aimed at young adults. Ethereally dark and exquisitely beautiful…

Book Review – Plugged

by Eoin Colfer (Headline) ISBN: 9780755379996 Eoin Colfer writes children’s books and is very good at this. He created Artemis Fowl. Then they employed him to write a new Hitch Hiker’s Guide. And you know, I don’t hate him for it. That’s just how good…
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