Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Merry Christmas will be back after my Christmas break Have a great time,

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Another gripping read from a great thriller writer

The Ashes of Berlin

I was asked to review by Nudge and have been privileged in that I have reviewed The Man from Berlin and Pale House.

This is series three of the Gregor Reinhardt series. This time Gregor is back with Berlin Civilian police as a detective. This is 1947 and Berlin is in turmoil, the city had been badly bombed, people are hungry. Corruption is rife  Gregor knows he is not wanted here.  Previously he had left as he was fleeing the Nazis.

Post war this city is mostly communist  sympathizers, it appears that a serial killer is on the loose when a man is found dead in rubble of a building.  

There is distrust on both sides from him colleagues and his general uneasiness of the situation.  The Allies and Soviets are involved , Germans who want to carry on world war 2 and a past Gregor does not personally want to be reminded of. 

This author researches his subject with attention to detail, it is atmospheric, based on historical circumstances and a thriller writer up there with the best.

This book can be read on its own but this Christmas treat yourself to the series and enjoy a great read over the long festive period.

Not for the faint Hearted

Spirits of Seacliff Manor

I was asked to review this book by 

This is the 4th book in the series but was easy to read this book and did not need to read previous books to follow the plot.

This was a paranormal journey and boy did it pull some punches creepy. two people inherit a house with evil and weird happenings. This was a good read which kept you on the edge of your seat or rather for me my sun bed. 

The plot was believable and if you are into haunted houses this is book to read which will scare you- not for the faint hearted..

Something different in the adult colouring book genre

Anti-Stress Patterns Inspirational Abstract…

Interesting book, there appears to be a lot of adult "colouring" books around.

I can see people doing this on the long festive break or maybe on a journey.

I tried one or two and were fun and addictive

Definitely for the adult and to set aside time to do this - would make a good stocking filler if readers have not completed their Christmas shopping yet. 

Good YA Novel

Possession (Song and Shadow, #1)

I was asked to review this by Inspired by Kathy. Good mix of supernatural and normal. Great story for young adults.

Essentially a fantasy book with so much - magic, supernatural, scary funny and adventure what is not to like like about this book.

Girl who is a loner with a mother who suffers from necromancy (the supposed practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future)

Unusual story line, well written and a book I kept on till the end - I wanted to know the ending.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Great Adventure story

The Emerald Key

I was asked to review this by Inspired by Kathy - this is a great young adult novel- two people find a dusty old journal in an attic along with a baby dragon how many times were we as kids asked to do something and hoped this would turn into an adventure! - the story begins. They are flung through a portal to another world. There is a world of dragons and Norse mythology thrown into the mix. This was some adventure.

This was total escapism and adults too will enjoy this great story. Totally loved it. Well written and will be seeking out this author.