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Book Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Book reviews By June 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

Eligible is the fourth retelling of a Jane Austen novel in the Austen Project series and arguably the hardest to do because of how well known and loved Pride and Prejudice, the source novel, is but I think Curtis Sittenfeld has pulled it off with aplomb.  The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good…

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Book Review: Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

Book reviews By June 29, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

A darker, more addictive read, Susie Steiner’s brilliantly written Manon Bradshaw series gets personal when a murder case threatens characters and relationships so well established in Missing, Presumed, which I reviewed here. As dusk falls a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding heavily from a stab wound. He dies where he falls; cradled by a stranger,…

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Book Review: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Book reviews By June 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Having read and enjoyed Susie Steiner’s debut novel Homecoming, I was excited to read her second, Missing, Presumed, and the first in a new crime series introducing police detective Manon Bradshaw. Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace….

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Book Review: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Book reviews By May 1, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

When Leo Plumb drives off drunk from a party in a sports car with a nineteen-year-old waitress in tow, to the moral and legal fallout must be added the horrible inconvenience to his brother and sisters. Leo’s rehab costs have severely depleted ‘the nest’ – the family’s joint trust fund that would have cut them loose from their myriad financial…

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