Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Bears On The Stairs - Julia Jarman & Lynne Chapman

Publisher: Anderson
Genre: Children's Books/Fiction
Stars: 5

This is an adorable children's book, beautifully illustrated and brimming over with colourful imagination.
Are there really bears on the stairs or is it just the clever tactics of a little boy who doesn't want to go to bed?
This is engaging, funny and sweet and the cat is a brilliant sidekick to the little boy.
I had more fun reading this than my child did.

Finding Emma - Matthew Iden

Amazon Media
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Stars: 4

This was a fun short read, perfect for bedtime or a short distance travel read. I really enjoyed the unravelling of the tale and utterly believed the characters and setting. I especially liked the suburban location and the well described mentality of the neighbours: I could totally see them in my mind's eye.
The ending was delicious and somehow I couldn't help liking the main character Jack, even though no-one else in the book seems to.
A juicy morsel for those addicted to the thriller genre. I hope the author will write more.

The One You Love - Paul Pilkington

Amazon Media
Genre: Fiction - Thriller/Suspense
3.5 stars

Emma’s finance goes missing on her hen night. Cold feet or something more sinister?
This was a free book and it kept me turning the pages. Score one.
I did find the story believable aside from the suicide Houdini part and the plot was unpredictable, as true life really can be. Score two.
I also liked the ultimate ending, unexpected and welcome.  Score three
I won’t spoil it. It’s very easy if you are self published to let one or two spelling or grammar mistakes slip under the editorial radar, so it was a shame that this book had too many. Fail one.
Would I read another book by this author. Yes. Score four.
4/1 to the author.