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Sundays in Bed With…#8

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Ginger > This morning I have been tackling the book Blue Monday by Nicci French.

I say tackling because from page 1 the book hasn’t been as exciting and drama filled as other French books I have read previously.

The blurb tells a great plot but the book is really not living up to its name.

Blurb: Five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find the little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda klein just might know something. One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Freida reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead – one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals can uncover. Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer…

Specs > This morning Specs has been reading a novella called Plugged in by Steven Atwood

This ebook is approx 80 (kindle) pages long and is available on Amazon for free!

Description from Amazon:  The excitement of being a mercenary turns into more than newly retired US Special Forces operative David Jackson expected. An old friend called him about a great opportunity to get back into the fray for a lot of money. He immediately “enlisted” in Peter Gaun’s mercenary group to train and equip the new European Union Army. They soon discover that the EU plans to use bio-implants to enhance their Soldier’s abilities. As condition of employment, David agrees to have the implant installed in his neck. During the operation, he notices that chip is doing more to him than simply increasing his reflexes and sharpening his aim. What is the real purpose of the implants? Once he learns the truth, can he save himself and his friends?

Today was a double Sunday in bed with. Look out for our reviews of these books sometime this week!

Specs & Ginger x

P.S you may have noticed there was no stacking the shelves post this week – sorry about this but things will be back to normal with this meme next week 🙂


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Sundays in Bed With…#7

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This morning as well as still reading The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan, I have started reading a book I got yesterday at Skoob.


I have read so many books by the duo Nicci French and when I discovered this newly paperback by them in Skoob, I thought I must have it to add to my collection! Im only 30 pages in so far but already it is addictive.

Looks like its going to be another great read by the duo but lets wait and see 🙂

Ginger x


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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction


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Secret Smile

Secret Smile by Nicci French


Date finished: earlier this year
Pages: 309

This was not my first book by Nicci French. The husband & wife duo are some of my favourite authors – their books never disappoint.

The story is based around a woman who dumps a guy after dating him for short period of time. However he becomes obsessed with emotionally torturing her and interfering with her life in many ways.

I don’t want to spoil the story too much by giving a lot away but the book was great throughout and loved the ending.

If you have yet to read a Nicci French book then this is a great one to start with.

Look out for more of my reviews of Nicci French books!


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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized


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Perfect Crime

ImagePerfect Crime by Jack Erickson

40% of ebook is previews of other ebooks

Date Finished: 15/8/12

This ebook is currently in the top 100 free ebooks list on amazon, and when I realised it was a very short read I decided to give it a shot. It started out to be well written and kept me reading. However about 58% through the ebook the story was coming to a sudden finish. I felt the author could have dragged the end out a little bit more to continue the enjoyment. Ginger x

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Stop! Spoliers!

A woman who after suspecting her husband of cheating drives down to a friends place (suspected of being their hideaway) and sees her husband and his lover through its window. There and then she sets out to follow through with her plan of murdering them both and make it out to appear an accident gas explosion. The crime goes unsuspected and its not till months later when a new lawyer is on the case that the police learn the accident was in fact murder…

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in Book Reviews, Uncategorized


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