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review 2019-01-16 18:54
The Advent Killer / Alastair Gunn
The Advent Killer - Alastair Gunn

Christmas is coming. One body at a time. Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub.  One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken.  Another week brings another victim.

As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found. On Sunday.  When the clock strikes one . .

 

Somehow this murder mystery didn’t grab me the way some of them do. I started it in late December, but then had a long hiatus until finishing it in early January. It’s a solid enough story, with enough red herrings to keep me from being positive who dunnit until close to the end of the book.

My problem was that I didn’t really connect with the main character, Antonia Hawkins. She seemed to me to be rather thin-skinned and inept for someone who had risen as high in the ranks as she had. And I really disliked her tendency to mix her work and private life indiscriminately. I know that it can be hard to keep those lines from blurring, but Tonia seemed to just heave herself precipitously back into a work relationship with no self-reflection at all. And there’s far more snotty weeping that I care for in a main female character!

Nevertheless, it’s not a bad book and was certainly appropriate for the Christmas season. A few good murders keep the holiday from getting too saccharine sweet.

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text 2019-01-09 03:25
There are different women outfits

 

If you will ask a buyer that what they actually look for buying the collection of emerging designers, then numerous statements were found from these individuals. They said:A distinct style and clear direction."A voice and individuality that sets the collection stand apart."Thoughts that are completely comprehended and sit pleasantly in the collected works. And of course wearability."Looking for the designers that have their own exclusive style and the potential to build a strong brand personality."A completely fresh thought or you can say point of few. Every buyer develops a sixth sense while buying and there should be an ‘ah-ha’ moment while you buy".

Those who really have a great interest in fashion clothes, they simply want something exclusive that have never been seen before. But it should be wearable. When you will search online, you will find several online stores on which you will mosquito killer Manufacturers find some good emerging designer New York. The work of such designers will definitely allure you. Their work is quite innovative that you will surely find the glimpse of freshness. Printed dresses are quite new and highly impressive. Women in the present love them the most especially animal print which has become the favorite trend of the present time. There are different women outfits like: Tunics Trousers & Shorts Tops Tailoring Skirts Leggings Knitwear Jumpsuits & Playsuits Jeans Dresses Coats & Jackets You will find each one of them in animal prints as already mentioned that animal prints always remain the most preferred print that woman usually like in the present time.If you are women and you are checking out your wardrobe, you will definitely find it outdated. There are few dresses that a woman should always have in her wardrobe. These include:Flirty and Sweet Summer Frock: Having a flirty sundress will be the best for steamy and warm summer days and nights. Wearing it with a cute foot wears will definitely make you look wonderful. A Printed Floral Number: A knee-length floral dress will be good to wear during garden parties and backyard barbecues along with summer weddings and evening events. If you wish to feel bold, go for big and bright prints.

A Floor length Stunner: A bold color or printed floor-length dress appears gorgeous. This dress can be worn with flat sandals along with casual handbag during the day. A Knee-Length Tailored Dress for Grown-Up Events: For meeting with foreign dignitaries or royal portrait sitting, you should have a knee-length tailored dress. These are wonderful options for morning.A Super Bombshell dress: It will be wonderful to possess a glamorous, super stylish, body-hugging, figure-flattering bombshell dress. Finding a right store for buying these things will be a big decision. You have to choose a store, where you can get the all these stuff along with the creation of young budding fashion designers. It is the right time to shop as new season is about to come.

 

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review 2019-01-05 02:05
Review: The Fallen (DCI Matilda Darke short story) by Michael Wood
The Fallen - Michael Wood

Published by: Killer Reads (23rd December 2016)

 

Source: purchased

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis: 

A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home. The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to a break-in, but why has nothing been taken?

For DCI Matilda Darke, this is the perfect chance to prove her newly formed Murder Investigation Team are up to the task. Matilda suspects the clue to finding the killer lies in Iain’s past, but she’s about to discover how dark that past really is…

 

Review:

I came across this prequel to the DCI Matilda Darke series a little late, but absolutely relished reading about the initial setting up of the MIT and about Matilda's first faltering steps as she returns to work as a newly appointed DCI. Seeing Matilda's historic exchanges with familiar characters such as the irrepressible Ben Hales is an added bonus, and getting to peek inside her relationship with husband James is insightful.

 

Although this is a short story, nothing feels rushed. The pace is steady and the story and characters have time to unfurl in an unhurried manner.  The case itself is utterly gripping and cleverly written with the author's usual incredible attention to detail. I completely forgot I was even reading a short story!

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review 2019-01-04 14:51
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter Series #1)
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter Series #1) - Chris Carter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book is just a one big giant mess, but not in immensely terrible way, but in immensely good way, for on one hand it's filled with so much gore that you find it easy to put it down, ignore it, and put it aside, and on the other hand it's filled with such a twisted story line that keeps evolving throughout the book that you find it immensely hard to put it down, ignore it, and put it aside. It all depends on whether or not you stomach can handle some masterfully written scenes. Which is proof right there that Chris Carter has got a lot of potential to become one of the best Thriller writers out there in a matter of years. For this man has created another man, a truly brilliant man who knows way too much because he reads too much that goes by the name Robert Hunter. Robert Hunter, a homicide detective that fights with and hunts for world's craziest monsters out there who are ready to do anything for justice they didn't receive, and he does it by connecting the dots and solving the craziest crimes committed. So, if you're a thriller book fan, or even a thriller newbie, and your stomach can handle the gore, then don't hesitate, go to the library, or a local book store, grab this book, pay for it, put it on your bookshelf, read it when opportunity presents itself to you, and write a honest review. For if my sincere thoughts and my book reviews mean something after these past few weeks, you shall thank me later and you won't be sorry at all, for Chris Carter is a truly brilliant writer who shall keep you turn page after page after page, all the way to its truly brilliant twist that even shocked my beautiful mind.    

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review 2018-12-29 02:02
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly

This is a book that I think was actually my husband's.  I think it got mixed into my books by accident and now he doesn't even remember if he read it or now.  So that means it's mine.  I've been meaning to read it for a long time and I'm glad I finally did.  I really liked it a lot.  

 

Mickie Hallar is a Defense attorney who thought he had finally found the perfect client.  Every lawyer dreams of finding the type of client that has the money, pays, and keeps coming back.  That kind of client keeps the bills paid.  It isn't until he gets too far into the case that he realizes it wasn't the sweet deal he thought it was.  When he realizes he is working for pure evil itself and that an innocent man was in jail because of him he knows he has to do something.  The problem was that would be impossible without ruining his career. 

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