Review of Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith

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I got Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith from BookSirens for a fair and honest review

Perpetual Check is set in 1985, during the cold war, and tells the story of two Canadian Women Danni and her Aunt Lucy, who arrive in London to go on a bus tour around England. However when they land in the UK they meat a a German lady who is later found dying in front of their hotel room after being stabbed. Continue reading “Review of Perpetual Check by F. Nelson Smith”

Review of Sycamore Drive by Charles Michael Casper

I got Sycamore Drive: A Novel by Charles Michael Casper, which is released on April 14, from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.

Sycamore Drive: a Novel, the book is set , in Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S.A, during the time, Eisenhower was President in the 1950’s. This was the time when people looked up towards organisations and in particular the Catholic Church. Into this world we meat Norman the son of a devout Protestant who befriends Sarah the daughter of a devout Catholic family. After Norman got to now the family and various events he decides to Continue reading “Review of Sycamore Drive by Charles Michael Casper”

Farther Brown Is The Book Better Than The TV Show

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There is a debate, one sided in the book community on, if the book is better than the movie/tv show, and last year I read The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin and watched the film and compared them  to see which was better (blog post). In January, I finished reading the short stories of Farther brown, and said I would compare the book and the TV show.

 

How I got into Farther Brown

Like most people in the UK when they are of work either sick, on holiday, or have a day of in the week I ended up watching day time television and on some of those days I watched the odd Farther Brown as it is on BBC 1 in the afternoon, also I had caught the odd episode on Alibi. Then a few years ago i had a number of Mental Health issues, which meant I was not working, this meant I was sat at home and so I got to see all the Farther Brown episodes, as I found it a comforting show. I know the idea of having some one murdered is comforting, and the killer was probably hung, but the crime was solved at the end of the show and you do not see many hangings in the show. Continue reading “Farther Brown Is The Book Better Than The TV Show”

Review Of The Long Path Home By Ellen Lindseth

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I got The Long Path Home by Ellen Lindseth, for a fair and honest review form NetGalley

The Long Path Home, tells the story of Vi a burlesque dancer in Chicago who ran away from home when she was fifteen, after getting pregnant, by her sisters fiancée. The book opens after Vi has just finished a show, when Vi is taken to a a house with a hit man. While there instead of having sex with him Vi uses a drug to knocked him out and lays him out in such a way that, when he wakes up the hit man thinks he had had sex Vi then leaves only to find the next day that the person she drugged was shot and Vi is wanted by the police for the murder. The only hope Vi has of getting out of Chicago is arranged by her friend and boss Sal who Arranges for her to help protect the the daughter of a Mafia boss, who as run away to work with the USO to entertain the American troops in Europe. Continue reading “Review Of The Long Path Home By Ellen Lindseth”

Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold Review

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I got Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold, from NetGalley for a fair and honest review

Keep Me Afloat, tells the story or Abbey a marine biologist who returns to her home town, 5 years after leaving when the research she is working on finishes. The problem with going home for Abbey, is she left because she was running away from her mistakes. Which means going back will open up old wounds as well as finding new ones. Continue reading “Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold Review”

February Review

Well we are at the end of the second month of the year, while my mental health could have been better, it had got better throughout the month. I also joined NetGalley and BookSirens, which as I use an e-reader for reading books this gives me access to books that have not been released yet for a fair and honest review.

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The Lazarus Charter By Tony Bassett Review

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I got this book as an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for a fair and honest review as the book.

The Lazarus charter by Tony Bassett, is a thriller that could have been taken out of today’s headlines. The premise of the book is what would you do if after going to a dear friends funeral, you see that same person, coming out of a underground station in London. This Is the case for school teacher Bob who sees his old friend, Gus who was killed in a car crash earlier that year. As both Bob and his wife Anne, investigate what is going on with Gus, they find themselves in trouble with both the Russians and the British government. Continue reading “The Lazarus Charter By Tony Bassett Review”