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Book Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue, by Sophie Kinsella.

Book Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue, by Sophie Kinsella.

Anyone who knows about my love of books, will also know my love for Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood and her lovely Husband Luke. I have been waiting for a long time to read this book, as if you have read the last Shopaholic book, you will remember the ending…… 

You can read this book as a standalone, but I would recommend reading all of the Shopaholic books, as they are fantastic.

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Description:

Becky Bloomwood and a hilarious cast of beloved family and friends (plus one enemy!) set off in a van to find her missing father, last heard from in Las Vegas.

Becky’s father Graham and her best friend’s husband, Tarquin, have disappeared from Los Angeles saying simply they have “something to take care of.”

But Tarquin’s wife Suze who is Becky’s best friend, and Becky’s mother Jane, are convinced the two men are hiding something and are in danger—their imaginations run wild. They must track them down!

Hijinks ensue as husband Luke drives Becky, daughter Minnie, Jane, Suze and other favorite Kinsella characters across country from LA to Las Vegas in search of the missing men.

Becky feels deeply guilty about ignoring her father while he was in LA, in addition Becky feels her enemy Alicia is threatening her friendship with Suze.


 

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My Thoughts:

Well, as usual Sophie Kinsella has not let me down. This is the follow up from the last book that I have been waiting so long for. Sophie brings back all the usual great characters that I know and love. Becky is her usual quirky, lovely funny self. There are a few changes in her within this book which make the story more interesting. You would think that after so many Shopaholic books that the Author would run out of ideas to make the story fun and a page turner, but I can say that I enjoyed this one and as soon as I finished it I was hoping for the next one.

I liked the beginning of the book, where we catch up with Derek Smeath, (Becky’s old Bank Manager). He has been quite a feature in Becky’s life. So I thought this was a really clever way to give readers a quick update of where we are, and also to include Derek. (Who I love a little bit more after these events in Becky’s life).

There are some parts of this book that I never would have predicted within Becky and Suze’s stories, so I am happy yet not at all surprised that Sophie Kinsella has told them in this book.

Becky goes to Las Vegas in this book, and she is her usual funny self making me chuckle as I read about her escapades. Becky Brandon is the only person I ‘know’ who will compare shoping to gambling! After a go in the casino, she says:

“There should be more ceremony to gambling,…like when you buy something expensive and they hand it to you in a nice bag and say ‘Good Choice!”

We also see some different and some older dimensions of Becky and Suze’s friendship. Without giving any spoilers, they have to come up with a code word! To which they choose “potato” ……the reason being, because they can’t think of anything else.

I loved this book, as I expected that I would. I still love Becky, Luke and Suze and hope that Sophie Kinsella will continue to tell us about the lives of my beloved Shopaholic and her clan.


 

Have you read this or any of the Shopaholic books? What did you think of Becky and Suze’s escapades this time? I’d love to hear from you as always, so please leave me a comment below. I love to chat books, and particularly books that I love!

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Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Books

 

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Anne of Green Gables Haul!

Anne of Green Gables Haul!

I was very lucky this Christmas and received the BEST book EVER!! Look at this Anne of Green Gables book, apart from it being an amazing book, it is also the best cover ever.

Its is soft and covered in typically Anne quotes. I love it.

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Even the back is perfect. 

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On the inside cover, you can see the horse and cart that drove Anne to Green Gables. And each chapter tells us what will happen, so I can either read it all or just skip to a particular chapter.

I also got the four set book of Anne books. These are my comfort reads, I can turn to any page of any book and just love it. I know the story so well, and find Anne makes me smile even on the grey days as she is so optimistic and positive. I just love Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables.

Then to finish off my Anne haul so perfectly, I had this super cute and very bookishly cool necklace.

Are you with me for this great love of Anne of Green Gables? To finish off I will leave you with my favourite ‘Anne’ quote.

“tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it”

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Posted by on January 16, 2016 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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#Giveaway for 2 Uncorrected Proofs.

#Giveaway for 2 Uncorrected Proofs.

Happy New Year Readers.

I hope 2016 will be a happy, healthy year with lots of good books.

I’m starting 2016 with a giveaway for you.

I have been given these proofs, but firstly I have far too many books to read and secondly they don’t shout out appeal to me at this time.

So, if they appeal to you, leave me a comment below and I will choose a winner for the books.

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And the description, so you decide if you would enjoy these books.

All you have to do if you want to win these books is leave me a comment below. I will contact the winner on January 10th. So, please leave me your Twitter name or your email address within your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.

Good luck all and wishing you all a great 2016.

Amanda.  

 

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2016 in Books

 

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Guest Review: 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross.

Guest Review: 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross.

Today, I am really delighted to be able to host my very first Guest Reviewer. One of my lovely readers Florence has written her first review EVER! and I am the lucky blogger who gets to share it with you. So please welcome and show how friendly we all are to my guest reviewer Florence.

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Description:

Henry Steadman is a successful Florida plastic surgeon on his way to deliver a keynote address at a conference when his world falls apart. Stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation, the situation escalates and he is pulled from his vehicle, handcuffed, and told he is under arrest. Several other police cars arrive and the questioning turns scary, but after it subsides, and Henry is about to move on, the officer is suddenly killed in his car and there is only one suspect: the very person he was about to arrest not ten minutes before. Henry! When a second friend turns up dead, Henry realizes he’s being elaborately framed. But in a chilling twist, the stakes grow even darker, and he is unable to go to the police to clear his name.

15 Seconds is a story of how even the best of lives can be destroyed in just an instant– and of an innocent man, framed for murder, who has to save the person he loves the most, and who cannot go the police to clear his name.

 

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Florence’s Thoughts:

Dr Henry Steadman is a well regarded plastic surgeon living in Florida.   On his way to a conference to deliver a keynote speech he is pulled over by traffic police accused of speeding.  This minor violation escalates when the arresting officer is brutally killed causing Henry to run for his life.  His position grows increasingly worse and he realises he is being set up and has to figure out why. 

His only way out of this situation is to find someone who believes his story, someone he can trust –  his attempts keep backfiring putting him under more pressure and further developments make it impossible for him to contact the police.

His face is on every newspaper, he is top news and he becomes a fugitive unable to trust anyone.

A truly gripping read, I really enjoy a good mystery and that is exactly what ‘15 Seconds’ is.  With little twists throughout the book it is definitely one of those ‘cant put down’ books.

Links:

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Thank you Florence, I must say the book sounds fantastic and I shall be putting it on my ‘to be read’ list. I hope to feature more of your reviews as you read more books and process your thoughts.

If any other of my readers would like to feature on ChocolatePages as guest reviewers, then please contact me via comments or TWITTER

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Posted by on December 13, 2015 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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Book Review: Dangerously Dark by Collette London

Book Review: Dangerously Dark by Collette London

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy of this book. The chocolate and mystery idea just rang straight to me that this would be a book that I would enjoy. Here are my thoughts.

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Description:

Chocolate-whisperer Hayden Mundy Moore has just arrived in Portland, Oregon, where she’s about to scarf soufflés and sip cacao-based cocktails at her friend’s engagement party. Fresh from nabbing her first candy-covered killer, the last thing Hayden wants to do is mix her love of chocolate with criminal mischief again. But then the groom-to-be turns up dead before beginning his renowned Chocolate-After-Dark tour. . .

Hayden’s friends insist that Declan’s death was a freak accident, but she knows there’s no mistaking the bitter after taste of homicide. In the midst of habañero hot chocolate and mocha-chunk gelato, a choco-crazed killer waits to strike again. Hayden will need to use more than her extraordinarily gifted taste buds to bring this murderer to justice, but she just might have bitten off more than she can chew in the process. . .

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My Thoughts:

Thought I would really love this with all the chocolate talk and the murder mystery parts, but unfortunately I didn’t love it. I liked all the different kind of chocolate talk and all the chocolatey descriptive words. But what I didn’t realise before I started the book was that there was a book before this one. This second book makes a lot of references to the first book. At first it made me wish I’d read the first book, but then I found myself thinking if I had read the first, I probably wouldn’t have read this one.

I thought there were far to many references to the previous book. The main character I thought was a bit silly. I was left thinking for the first half of the book, has there been a murder or not. I don’t know if this was what the author intended? but I didn’t like it.

I prefer a murder mystery to be gritty, thrilling and a page turner. I like my romantic comedy chick lit books to be easy reading fun. This I think was supposed to be a mix of the two which in my opinion didn’t work well. It wasn’t gritty and it wasn’t easy reading fun.  For me, it didn’t work.

I don’t like to write completely negative reviews for books, and as I did finish this book, the positives for this book were all the delicious chocolate references, which sounded so tasty.

“grilled brioche sandwiches filled with melted chocolate and sea salt..”

And some strange sounding delectable too!

“a bacon-y take on a Snickers.”

There were also nice recipes at the back of the book too. Below are links for the Author and the book. I’d love to hear from you if you have read this or any of Collette’s books and what your thoughts are.

Links for Author Collette London and her Books:

ColletteLondon.com

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AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA

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Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Books

 

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Blog Tour: FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba & Giveaway.

Blog Tour: FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba & Giveaway.

I am very happy to have my stop today at the blog tour for brilliant new book out by Stacy Juba, ‘Fooling Around With Cinderella’. Hosted by Tasty Book Tours, they are also having a lovely giveaway. See about this fabulous book and enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Read all the other fabulous bloggers posts and follow this tour – HERE   

FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba

Description:

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

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Author Information:

Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers), or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series, Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty.

 

Links to find the book:

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Author Links:

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Posted by on December 7, 2015 in Books

 

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Book Review: The Food Dare, One Thing You Can Do Everyday to be Healthier. by Lindsey Banks

Book Review: The Food Dare, One Thing You Can Do Everyday to be Healthier. by Lindsey Banks

When Author Lindsay Banks approached me and asked if I would like to review her book, I was hopeful especially because of the title of the book. ‘One Thing You Can Do Everyday to be Healthier’, one thing a day didn’t sound to bad, and if it could make me feel healthier I thought, why not give it a go.

This is how it went……  

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Description:

The Food Dare provides a day-by-day guide to improve the way you eat, and will ultimately allow you to experience the health transformation of your entire life in just one month.

Healthy eating and dieting can be restrictive and boring. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Food Dare provides a day-by-day guide to improve the way you eat, and will ultimately allow you to experience the health transformation of your entire life in just one month.

The Food Dare is a 30-day challenge where you will be adding healthy new eating habits into your diet, in three phases. This dare is not about deprivation or restriction. It is about adding to your life to make your food choices healthier and more nutritious.

In each phase you will practice each new healthy habit so that it can become a lifestyle, not a diet. This dare is about making small changes, not big sacrifices, so that you can maintain it long after you have completed the dare.

Whether you are overweight and discouraged or healthy and strong, The Food Dare is a dare you should take. It’s time to learn the keys to a healthy diet and a healthy life.

Stop dieting and start making a healthy lifestyle change. I Dare You.

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My Thoughts:

I liked the way this book started, straight away the Author says we need to consider why we want to accept this dare. I like that she put it as a dare. It makes the idea of becoming healthier more like a challenge that someone else will be following with us. If we quit, we are letting ourselves down. Lindsay Banks starts the book by getting us to ask ourselves why we want to take this challenge, so once you have told yourself why you are doing this, you should keep that in mind throughout the dares. If I started to weaken, I would remember why I started in the first place.

The whole ‘Dare’ process takes 30 days, each day we take on another healthy habit. It is a really good idea for a ‘get healthy’ book. It is motivating and not that hard at all. At least, I didn’t find it that hard, as some of the things we had to do, I was already doing anyway. I almost felt like I had a head start on others following the challenge. 

The book has note space in it, for you to write down how you doing and conclusions after each day. I thought this was a great idea. I only had the ebook version, so if you were going to get this book, I would highly recommend the paperback version. I think it would keep the motivation up if you were writing in the book as you go along. There is also a Facebook accountability group that the Author has set up, so you can have group encouragement. I don’t use Facebook, so I didn’t join this, but I can see how having a group of you doing this together would be really helpful. 

There was a quote for each day, which was encouraging. 

“Every new day is another chance to change your life” – Unknown. 

“If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen” – Unknown. (I liked this, I thought it was amusing.  😉

The back of the book includes some healthy and easy recipes, like cauliflower crust pizza and strawberry banana green smoothie. 

While reading this book, I got myself a fruit infusion water bottle, whereby you can add fruits in the middle to flavour the water healthily. My favourite fillings were lemon and lime, and cucumber and mint.

Overall, I found this book easy to follow, motivating with the quotes and really not to hard to complete. 

Check out Lindsay Banks on Twitter HERE

Links:

GOODREADS

AMAZON USA

AMAZON UK

This book would be a lovely Christmas gift for you or someone who wants to start the new year healthily.

Let me know what you do to keep healthy, and if you decide to get this book, I’d love to know your thoughts. 

 

 

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A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun. Blog Tour & Competition

A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun. Blog Tour & Competition

Today, I am very pleased to be taking part in A Country Practice Blog Tour, which also hosts a fantastic giveaway!!! 

For the first time, I am featuring SoundCloud on my blog, so you can listen to an excerpt of the book. My review will follow soon for this book. In the mean time, have a read below where you will find the links to the book, an excerpt and a brilliant competition where you could win an Amazon TV Stick!!!! Wow, wishing I could enter my own competition!!

A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun

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heart-warming, poignant and engaging tale about the doctors, nurses and patients of the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital, and their friends and neighbours.

A Country Practice follows the dramas, loves, secrets and dilemmas of the people in an Australian small country town. There is romance, humour and tragedy for the medical staff of the local hospital, and the rural community it serves.

A desperate woman arrives at the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital in the final stages of labour. Can Dr Terence Elliott overcome his demons to save both mother and baby?

Simon Bowen, the newest doctor in town, is frustrated at being seen as an outsider by the tight knit country people. Will he succeed in winning them around ‒ especially young vet Vicky Dean?

Vicky’s mum, Sister Shirley Dean, is courted by widowed police sergeant Frank Gilroy. But is he the man for her?

Young married couple, Brendan and Molly Jones arrive in Wandin Valley. Are they prepared for the realities of country life?

Meanwhile, a teenager in love clashes with her father and a serious car accident reveals a surprising secret about two of the town’s residents.

Based on the award-winning, international hit television serial A Country Practice, this new series of novels follows the lives and loves of the rural community of Wandin Valley, South-Eastern Australia. Set in the early 1980s it is a nostalgic look at country life, yet with all the same joys and problems we face today.

Competition

The A Country Practice series of novels set in sunny Australia are perfect for curling up with on a cold winter’s day or evening! And to celebrate the release of the first two books in the series, Corazon Books is offering you the chance to win something else to keep you entertained on a cosy night in! One lucky UK-based winner will receive an Amazon Fire TV stick* – which lets you stream loads of TV programmes, films, games and music through your TV. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question, and send your answer to acp@greatstorieswithheart.com by midday UK time on December 11th 2015. The winner will be announced on December 14th at www.acountrypractice.info.

Q. What is the name of the young married couple who have just moved to Wandin Valley?

PLUS Please state the name of the blog where you read about the competition – all visitors’ names from each blog on the tour will be put into a hat and the first name pulled out for each blog will win paperback copies of the first two A Country Practice novels!

Don’t forget to mention Chocolatepages.wordpress.com.

Good Luck!!

*This competition is organised and run by Wyndham Media Ltd. Judges decision is final. Amazon Fire TV Stick only available for UK residents. If the overall winner resides outside of the UK they will receive instead a bundle of Corazon Books paperbacks to the same value as the UK prize. Entrants details won’t be kept or shared with third parties. Good luck!

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To give you more of a taster of this book, I have included an excerpt for you to read. Then you can swiftly go to the links above and download your book from Amazon! 😉

A COUNTRY PRACTICE EXCERPT

In the car park at the hospital, a black Mercedes eased in beside the yellow one. ‘Well I never,’ said Miss Bird, peering through her window, ‘are we being honoured by a visit from royalty?’ Brendan, who was now in uniform and had been giving her a backrub, confirmed that it was not Prince Charles who alighted.

It was in fact a weary and rather rumpled-looking Bernard Myers. He was met at the hospital entrance by a less than friendly Judy Loveday and taken to Marta’s office.

‘Mr Myers, Matron. Here at last.’ Marta gave her a look that would freeze hell over.

‘Thank you, Sister, I think that’s Miss Bird wanting attention, is it not?’ Judy vanished at speed. Marta held out her hand to Bernard.

‘Mr Myers, I’m Marta Kurtesz, we spoke on the phone. What a trip you’ve had. Please do sit down.’

‘Thank you. I’m sorry I look so dishevelled, I haven’t slept since I found she’d gone. Phone calls to everyone I could think of, hospitals, police, I even rang the morgue. And then I went to see her friend in Newcastle, I was out of my mind, I –’

‘Please – there’s no need to apologise.’

‘How is she? And the baby, a little girl, you said. Can I see them?’

‘My Myers, you can see your little girl in just a moment. But your wife – that’s a different matter. Sandra won’t see you or the baby. She says she wants nothing to do with either of you.’

He sat there in stunned silence. He had not expected this and it took some time to digest. He loo

looked completely shattered, Marta thought. She couldn’t help feeling some sympathy for him.

‘Me, I can understand,’ he said finally. ‘I’ve treated her so badly. But the baby?’

‘I think, in her mind, the two of you are inextricably linked. You wanted a girl, isn’t that right?’ He nodded. ‘You got what you wanted, she sees it – and I don’t think she’s being quite rational, we’re not always, when we are hurt – as just another example of you getting your own way.’

‘If I could just have a minute with her. A chance to explain.’

‘Not until she says so. She’s feeling very unloved.’

Unloved?

‘She says you have found someone else.’

‘But it’s not like that at all!’

Marta wondered what it was like but he just sighed and shook his head and asked if he could please see his daughter and she took him to the nursery. Like all new fathers, he looked at the little red bundle in wonder and awe. He asked about the humidicrib, was she okay, and Marta explained about the prematurity and her tiny lungs, she’d be out of there and on her own tomorrow most likely, she was doing really well.

‘She’s beautiful, just like her mother.’ He turned to Marta. ‘I’ll get a room at the motel. I’ll stay until Sandra agrees to see me. I have to see her. I want to apologise. I want her to know that I love her. That there’s no one else, no one at all. I did one stupid thing, Matron, and I’ll do anything I can to make up for it. Can you tell her that?’

‘I’ll do my best,’ Marta said.

She hoped for the baby’s sake that she had the necessary skills for her new role of marriage guidance counsellor.


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Happy Reading and lots of luck for the competition. Remember to mention chocolatepages and if you win, do let me know. We can celebrate with chocolate and a book!  
 

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Posted by on November 15, 2015 in Books

 

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Book Spotlight: Down the Wormhole by Ana Franco #freebook

Book Spotlight: Down the Wormhole by Ana Franco #freebook

I was recently contacted by Author Ana Franco. Ana has written a mythological book called ‘Down the Wormhole’. I wanted to share with you all that this book is available for FREE at the moment. I have downloaded the book myself and am looking forward to reading it.

My review will follow soon, but in the meantime, see the links and information below and grab this book while you can.

Description:

Medusa is a nice girl, Aphrodite is empowering, Loki vanished on thin air, Isis doesn’t have a memory and Anubis is the only sane one. Join them all in an adventure that mixes the styles of ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson. What this can possibly mean? Why, chaos, of course!

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Links to get the book FREE!

AMAZON USA

AMAZON UK

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BARNES AND NOBLE

KOBO BOOKS

CONTACT ANA:

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If you download the book and read it, please share your thoughts with me and Ana either here in my comments sections or contact me by TWITTER. As always, I’d love to hear from you.

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Book Review: Death by Dangerous, by Olly Jarvis.

Book Review: Death by Dangerous, by Olly Jarvis.

I would like to thank Author Olly Jarvis for gifting me a copy of this book. After speaking to Olly about his book, I had a feeling I would be hooked and was looking forward to diving right in. This is an Author with a wealth of knowledge that makes this book so gripping and really dragged me right into the story. I absolutely loved it.

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Description:

Death by Dangerous is a compelling legal thriller set in Manchester and Bradford.

John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel. But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident…

“They’re saying it was your fault. Someone died.”

Recovering from his injuries, he has no memory of the collision. Was he responsible for the death of a child? Who was his female passenger? Facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving, the professional and personal life he once knew now lies in tatters. Depressed and taking refuge in alcohol, Anderson refuses, in the face of so many unanswered questions, to accept his guilt. He becomes convinced that the gangster he was prosecuting at the time of the crash is in some way involved.

The mystery deepens as his search for the truth draws him into Manchester’s sordid criminal underworld. Shunned by his former colleagues, Anderson finds help from an unlikely source, enabling him to confront his prejudices and re-evaluate his past life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, the path for his own redemption.

Anderson knows that defeat means deliverance to a prison full of violent criminals he has prosecuted over the years. He now has to find the strength to fight the most important trial of his life.

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My Thoughts:

Let me tell you straight off, I absolutely loved this book. It is amazing, thrilling, gripping and just simply fantastic. What a talented, knowledgeable Author. 

Each chapter of this book brought intrigue and interest. You can tell by reading this that the Author has a wealth of knowledge of legal issues. It is written in a way that was totally understandable to me as a lay person, but also from the character’s professional view point that made it so believable that I was drawn into the world of John Anderson, his family, friends and his enemies. Throughout the book we see how relationships change, develop and how confusing this would all be for the main character John. Who does he trust? Who is out to help him? And who is out to destroy him? This book is so cleverly written. I just can’t rave enough about it.

The first page of this book seems to be almost separate from the main story, and its only towards the end that the pieces all come so nicely and clearly together. I was left guessing throughout the book about what the outcome was going to be. I like a book that is not at all predictable, and this one certainly isn’t.

One of the reasons this book appealed to me before I started it, was that it is based in Manchester and surrounding areas. A lot of the thriller books I have read are based in America and it was nice to read about a place I am familiar with. The book even mentions Gregs the bakers. 🙂

I would say from the second chapter of this book, I started to tell my family how amazing the book is. (I also raved on Twitter, you might have seen). I think now, my Mum and Husband might be wanting to borrow this book……. I want it back though!!!!  ♥  I definitely recommend this book to you all, its got intrigue, twists, excitement, and I loved the cleverness of the legal tale.

Olly Jarvis has now been added to my list of favourite Authors, and he is very close to the top!!

Author Details and Links:

Paperback, 300 pages

Published July 28th 2015 by Troubador Publishing Ltd

TWITTER

ollyjarvis.co.uk

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AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA

Have you read this book? Do you want to? Let me know your thoughts? As always, I’d love to hear from you?

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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Books

 

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