Saturday, 5 January 2013

Dark Side- Belinda Bauer

Jonas Holly is a local police officer whose beat takes in a number of small villages.  He is called in when an elderly, paralysed lady is found dead.  soon it becomes clear that she has been murdered and reinforcements are called in in the form of DCI Marvel and his team.  Marvel is a very rude, brusque individual who does not like Holly, or in fact many people.  Soon more dead bodies are found, the link between them all is they were suffering from some life limiting illness.  In amongst all of this Holly is dealing with his wife who is suffering from MS.

I really enjoyed this book, I foudn it was really gripping and I couldn't put it down.  I did feel that the ending didn't quite sit right with me though.

I loved the fact that the chapters in this book were a countdown to how many days were left in the investigation.  I didn't realise this was the second book in a series so I shall be hunting out the first one to see what happened prior to this story.

Friday, 4 January 2013

John Kear Coaching is Chaos

John Kear is a man who lives, breathes and loves rugy league.  This much is clear from his autobiography.  It is a very easy to read book, filled with some great anecdotes about well known Rugby personalities.  Kear is honest about the things he has got wrong as well as the times he has been hurt by people.  He is not naive though, he realises that his time in the game isn't forever and is up front with his opinions about changes that should be made to the sport.

Thursday, 3 January 2013


I haven't posted here for nearly a year primarily due to the birth of my little girl.  I am hoping to be more active in my reviewing now!!

Gone missing- Linda Castillo

This is the fourth book in the Kate Burkholder series.  In this book Kate is called in to help with an investigation into missing Amish teenagers.  The teenagers are all keen to leave the Amish community before their disappearance.  As Kate was brought up in this society it is hoped that she will be able to offer some insights into the case.
I enjoyed this book but felt that a lot of it focussed on Kate's private life and relationships.  It is not a fast moving thriller but it is a well written police procedural.