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Review: Young Wives' Tales

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Young Wives' Tales
Young Wives' Tales by Adele Parks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I don't often read chick-lit but when I do, I most enjoy Brit chick. Honestly, I'm not sure if this is strictly Chick Lit or more Women's Fiction but I found it a page turning, tantalizing read that I really liked. I picked this up as my Amazon Prime monthly freebie because it seemed interesting and I've bought another book by the author...

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Review: Only the Innocent

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Only the Innocent
Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



So this is how I chose to close out my reading year of 2013. I had high hopes that this would be a spectacular read. The opening pulled me in & I was all in on this murder mystery. I really liked the DI & all of the officers working with him & the story moved along well. I was even intrigued with the tiniest bit given of a girl alone in a...

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Review: The Casual Vacancy

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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This one was one of those books that I couldn’t just read straight through. I needed breaks. Quite a few. It’s not a flaw in the book, it’s that some of it was so real it was deadly depressing & I needed some time out. The Weedon family was almost too sad to abide with but were too important to simply skim. Throughout I was sure that things...

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Review: Dark Tide

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Dark Tide
Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I really enjoyed Into the Darkest Corner but I never felt the spark for Genevieve or the suspense that I was supposed to be getting here. Honestly, this didn't feel very suspenseful. Also, the flashback device annoyed me after a bit because it felt repetitive & I didn't particularly need Genevieve to tell me over & over why she danced at the club...

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