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    Emily is a strange girl. She spends her free time walking around the woods alone. Except one day, She is not alone. One day she finds a body. But Emily is not a normal girl she isn't scared, she doesn't tell anyone. She keeps this discovery to herself and visits more and more to learn about the body like a Science project.

    The more Emily learns the more we do. We learn about the sister who’s sister has gone missing and how it forces her to confront her other relationships. We learn about the disenchanted factory worker who realises his life has failed to accomplish anything.

    I found this book to be a story of failed dreams and missed chances but it is so well written that you are so greedy to discover more that the true nature of the book isn't apparent until after you have finished.

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    Two girls growing up together, playing together all hours of the day, it could be a childhood story of many but this isn’t the usual childhood tale, one of the girls, Sarah is the others, Clarrisa’s Slave.

    As the two girls grow into young ladies their different lots in life become ever more apparent. Sarah longs for the freedoms that her circumstances deny her, but all hopes of any chance at freedom and dashed when Clarrisa marries and her new husband is presented Sarah as one of the many wedding gifts.

    But Sarah cannot give up her dreams of freedom and starts on a path to make those dreams a reality.
    I couldn’t put this book down, it is extremely well written and I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns as the story takes you through the life story of two young girls.

    The book is told in two parts, one from Sarah’s perspective and the other from Clarrisa’s Mother. The two different stories compliment each other perfectly and allows you to associate with both sides of the slavery divide without demonising the slave owners or victimising the slaves.

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    A young girl, beautiful and fully in control of her life is murdered but there is no passion in the killing, two clean shots- an execution. The police have given up on finding the killer, lack of evidence and the discovery that the victim is a high-end prostitute means that this murder has fallen off the police radar. Catherine Hamilton is one victim who’s parents will do anything to keep her on the radar. Employing Jack Till, private detective they ensure the hunt continues for Catherine’s murderer.

    The deeper Jack becomes entangled into the case the more he realises this is not a simple client-escort killing as the police are so eager to paint it as. It has the hallmarks of something more sinister. Linking 5 murders together Jack starts to see a pattern which suggests a close relationship with the killer, eventually he realises it is their boyfriend and the hunt begins to find the boyfriend before he finds his next victim.

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    The Dying Minutes
    is a fictional, crime thriller that is set in Marseilles, France.

    The story starts in 1972 where a gold bullion heist goes wrong, and they are hijacked. Fast forward 27 years and Daniel Jacquot receives an unexpected gift from an old fishing friend. This points the detective to the missing gold bullion. Following several murders an investigation commences, and leading the team is Daniel Jacquot’s ex partner Isabelle Cassier. Isobelle quickly realises that she is still in love with Jacquot. They both go on a hunt for the gold with several crime lords hot on their heels, but is the gold still hidden after all these years?

    At first I found this book quite a difficult read, and it took me a good few chapters to get into it. I also got confused a few times with who was who and what was happening to the person, so I read the first few chapters a couple of times to ensure I really ‘got it’.

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    Firstly I have a confession to make, this is the first of Colin Falconer’s novels that I have read but I can assure you that it will not be the last. I think the sign of a well crafted book is the time from finishing reading to looking the author up and ordering more of their work. In this case I hadn’t even got to the end of the book before I was trawling Amazon looking for more.

    The title gives a little away about the story Stigmata or the “Wounds of Christ”. The story follows two lost souls, a knight who finds himself lost in grief following his crusade when he returns to find his wife has died and his son is dying, and his opposite a young woman the daughter of a stone mason who finds herself on the edge of society after developing wounds on her hands and feet.

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