Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Review: Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Again I bought (pre-ordered a day before it is supposed to be published) a book after getting an email-info from Goodreads and skimming the blurb, which sounds interesting.
But reading the review I wrote for the one book I read by this author, I just hope, it will be better. Being warned, I will DNF or FFread it early, if it is not.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Review: Todesklippe

Todesklippe Todesklippe by Katharina Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review in German, as this is not available in English.
Gekauft, als es kurz zum halben Preis erhältlich war.
Wie die anderen Bücher der Autorin, sehr verwickelter Fall mit zahlreichen Twists und realistischer Beschreibung der Ermittlungen. Sehr gute Zeichnung der Personen mit all ihren Fehlern und Problemen. Hier diesmal etwas mehr deutliche Romanze bzw. angedeuter Sex (off page).

Etwas härter, als die bisherigen Bücher (u.a. Folterszenen). Trigger-Warnungen: Vergewaltigung, Folter, Mißbrauch von Kindern (Prügel, Sex dieser aber nur angedeutet).

Spannender page-turner, volle 5 Sterne, und volle Empfehlung! Werde weitere Bücher leihen oder kaufen, allerdings eher, wenn sie ermässigt sind. Einige sind bei Kindle Unlimited.

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Review: Strandmord

Strandmord Strandmord by Katharina Peters
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Review in German, as this is not available in English.
Gekauft, als es kurz zum halben Preis erhältlich war.
Wie die anderen Bücher, die ich aus der Reihe gelesen habe, sehr verwickelter Fall mit zahlreichen Twists und realistischer Beschreibung der Ermittlungen. Sehr gute Zeichnung der Personen mit all ihren Fehlern und Problemen. Ein wenig Romanze, aber nicht zuviel.

Spannender page-turner, volle 5 Sterne, und volle Empfehlung! Werde weitere Bücher leihen oder kaufen, allerdings eher, wenn sie ermässigt sind. Einige sind bei Kindle Unlimited.

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Review: Todesklippe

Todesklippe Todesklippe by Katharina Peters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Review: The Approach

The Approach The Approach by Chris Holm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Was available for free (well it is a short story) as I looked for it, and given the very short read, I would not pay the 99ct (just under 1 Eur) for it, that is now asked.
Also the 53 pages are more like 20-30, as an excerpt from Red Right Hand is included.
Not to fond of short stories, but this was ok.

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Review: The Approach

The Approach The Approach by Chris Holm
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Available for free (well it is a short story).

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Review: Turn to Dust

Turn to Dust Turn to Dust by Rachel Amphlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Received an ARC from Author for an honest review.
Grisly case, and this time I did not guess any twist. Also in the case before I guessed how it would end, this time it was not as obvious (may be that this was not about children).
The case was twisted, but the investigation was long and tedious, ok, for being real, so I could have done with more suspense, and so only 4 stars, instead of 5. As I read this directly after the last one, it felt a little like these are all written after a formula, and I advise to take a break between 2 reading two of these books, like a few months or a year or the usual time it takes them to be published.

Highly Recommended, the entire series.

For fans of these series (Author - Heroine):
Angela Marsons - Kim Stone
Robert Bryndza - Detective Erika Foster
M.J. Arlidge - DI Helen Grace
Celina Grace - Kate Redman (too much romance and not strong enough heroine for me)
Griffiths, Elly - Ruth Galloway
Robert Dugoni - Tracy Crosswhite
Danielle Girard - Dr. Schwartzman (? not so sure wether this belongs here...)
Ashley Dyer - Ruth Lake & Greg Carver


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Review: Turn to Dust

Turn to Dust Turn to Dust by Rachel Amphlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Received an ARC from Author for an honest review.
Grisly case, and this time I did not guess any twist. Also in the case before I guessed how it would end, this time it was not as obvious (may be that this was not about children).
The case was twisted, but the investigation was long and tedious, ok, for being real, so I could have done with more suspense, and so only 4 stars, instead of 5. As I read this directly after the last one, it felt a little like these are all writen after a formular, and I advise to take a break between 2 reading two of these books, like a few months or a year or the ususal time it takes them to be published.

Highly Recommended, the entire series.

For fans of these series (Author - Heroine):
Angela Marsons - Kim Stone
Robert Bryndza - Detective Erika Foster
M.J. Arlidge - DI Helen Grace
Celina Grace - Kate Redman (too much romance and not strong enough heroine for me)
Griffiths, Elly - Ruth Galloway
Robert Dugoni - Tracy Crosswhite
Danielle Girard - Dr. Schwartzman (? not so sure wether this belongs here...)
Ashley Dyer - Ruth Lake & Greg Carver



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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Review: Sylter Affären

Sylter Affären Sylter Affären by Ben Kryst Tomasson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review in German, as this is not available in Englisch imho.
War ein paar Tage kostenlos, ist ausserdem bei Kindle unlimited.
Habe 3 Sterne aufgerundet vergeben, der Fall ist ganz gut. Aber mit den romantischen Nebengeschichten und den Häkel-Club hatte das Buch auf mich eher als Mystery funktioniert, denn als Thriller, und auch nicht so richtig page-turner-Qualitäten.
Setting ist Sylt, immerhin, aber auch da gibt es bessere Bücher.
Habe mich etwas zwingen müssen, daß möglichst schnell zu beenden, da ich was (hoffentlich!) besseres und spannenderes lesen wollte. Auch für ein verregnetes Wochenende gibt es besseres schnell zu lesen.

Die 3 Sterne sind also knapp, u.a. weil der Fall gut war und ich zwar vermutete, das der Täter im Buch vorkam (also kein unbekannter neuer Dritter!), aber ich war doch überrascht. Einiges andere war hingegen offensichtlich und insgesamt waren keine weiteren, unerwarteten, grossen Überraschungen dabei. Gähn. Evt sind die nächsten Bücher besser, einige Autoren wachsen ja, je mehr sie schreiben. Im Moment sind diese bei Kindle Unlimited - also ohne weitere Kosten für mich zu lesen, aber ich habe im Moment wenig Lust, noch mehr von diesem Autor zu lesen, dies wird wahrscheinlich das einzige Buch von diesem Autor bleiben.
Damit eher 2,5 Sterne aufgerundet und keine Empfehlung!

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Review: Sylter Affären

Sylter Affären Sylter Affären by Ben Kryst Tomasson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Monday, July 6, 2020

Review: Find Me

Find Me Find Me by Anne Frasier
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting beginning, but drags a little with too much going back in a few different pasts, but at least the chapters are short.
Major twist at 26% I did not see coming, and now I do not know how the book will progress, this is always a plus!
Setting with the desert is not really for me, and the two main characters are so far more or less blah, a little card-board-style and if this develops into a romance, I might DNF and not read anymore from this author.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Review: Take Me with You

Take Me with You Take Me with You by Tara Altebrando
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: The Woods

The Woods The Woods by Harlan Coben
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Got an email from Netflix that the limited series The Woods will be published tomorrow. Looked to me first like In the Woods, which was also filmed and which I saw with a Starz trial membership. Blurb is interesting, so I bought this book and will read it bevor I watch the series.


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