This Is Where It Ends – Review

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This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

‘Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun’

A heart-wrenching story of a school shooting that you won’t want to put down until it is over.

Since this is a review, below is spoiler central, if you haven’t read the book, don’t read any further. You have been warned.

This is where it ends is a story surrounding a school shooting in a town called Opportunity. It follows four different perspectives, over a span of 45 minutes, where one students return to school is one they will never forget. The day started for them as ordinary, until the auditorium was locked and they were trapped with a boy with a gun.

The need for this story is so apparent in today’s society, especially with the highlight on America currently as shootings continue. I am not going to delve into…

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Tell Me No Lies – Lisa Hall

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“Don’t. Trust. Anyone.  It was supposed to be a fresh start.  A chance to forget the past and embrace the future.  But can you ever really start again?  Or does the past follow you wherever you go…”

Moving house to the other side of London with a new baby on the way is a fresh start for Steph and Mark, after Mark’s recent heart breaking affair with another woman.  New home, new friends, new life.  Steph having recently found out she was pregnant with their second child is slightly apprehensive about the move, especially with five-year old son Henry just starting school, but meeting next door neighbour Laurence and across the street Lila soon puts Steph’s fears to bed.  They are so welcoming and supportive, exactly the type of people Steph needs around her.  She has had a tough time over the years, the black hole of postnatal depression…

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Book Review: The Marble Collector

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This week’s book review is of Cecelia Ahern’s novel, The Marble Collector. I’ve been a fan of Cecelia Ahern for so long in fact P.S I Love You was the first book I ever read. I’m pretty sure I was 13 when I read it. Every book she has ever written has made me wanting more and left me so mesmerised with her writing. This book is just as good as all the others she has written and I look forward to reading more by her. I bought mine on Amazon for £9 when it was first released, now it’s around £4 and can be bought here.

Sabrina is a mother, daughter, and wife. Her father, Fergus has been a player a big role in her life for as long as she can remember and she couldn’t ever imagine him being any different. After stumbling across a box of…

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Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

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Release date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Lake Union

Genre: Mystery/Psychological Thriller

Goodreads blurb:

Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.


After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.

Review:

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The Witch Doctor’s Wife

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“Among all my mother’s children, I alone have survived. Believe me, it would have been much worse, had I not been called Cripple. This name is my protection”


I love African Lit. This book brought back so many memories from when I was studying a book called Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I shall not do either books injustice by comparing them, so let’s get on with the review!

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Author: Tamar Myers

Publisher: HarperCollins

Year published: 2009

Pages: 307

Genre: Mystery

SYNOPSIS

This mystery novel is set in 1958 Congo, then a colony of Belgium. The story begins with Amanda Brown, a young American missionary who answers her call to faith in Congo. With her mentors unable to return to Belle Vue, Amanda learns to adapt to the culture on her own because the European overlords have their eyes set on other things: mining diamonds from the land.

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Review: Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale 

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Release date: August 1, 2016

Publisher: Lake Union

Genre: Mystery

Goodreads blurb:

Wall Street Journal & #1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller

A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.
Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s…

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Book Review: Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

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Black Eyed Susans is by Julia Heaberlin and follows the story of Tessa, the sole survivor of a terrible ordeal when she was seventeen in which she and three other girls were kidnapped and buried in a grave shrouded in Black Eyed Susan flowers. Fast forward sixteen years and Tessa’s attacker, her ‘monster’ as she refers to him, is due to be killed on death row. But Tessa is having troubling doubts about whether or not the right man is behind bars and embarks on a journey, revisiting places of significance in the hope of finding answers to try and uncover the truth, all the while fighting an internal battle between madness and sanity in her own head.

The book bounces between 16 year old Tessie as she reluctantly undergoes therapy sessions following her survival of the incident, and modern day Tessa, increasingly haunted by the fear that her monster…

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