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Jeffery Deaver – Roadside Crosses : Review

Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)

“On the internet, you can never be sure who is listening.

Anyone can discover your secrets.

Your deepest fears.

And some will use them against you.

Roadside crosses are appearing along The Californian highways – memorials to deaths that have not yet occurred.

Now Kathryn Dance, Special Agent and kinesics expert, must race against the clock to find a psychopath before he can carry out his deadly plans … in the cyber world and the real.”

(Thriller / Mystery)

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

Two word review: takes times.

Ok, so this book was actually a really good story but … it just took so long for me to get through it. It didn’t hook me to the point where I couldn’t put it down, I was happy to put it down for a few days and just read it when I was bored.

However, as I said, the story line was pretty amazing and really interested. I think Deaver tried to put to many stories into one which made it a long and sometimes boring bored (sorry Deaver).

It’s an interesting book but not one that I would say ‘you definitely have to read’.

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As I’ve said above, this book took me sooo long to read, like over a month! But the story line was really interesting.

Deaver dives straight into the story, which I liked, there was no build up, just straight in. And wow, was the story amazing. I mean, the case of the roadside crosses starts and instantly your putting the puzzle together, wondering who it could be. The details and cover ups were amazing, poor travis! The turn out at the end was incredible, like who guessed Chilton?! I did at first but I kind of forgot about it through and was hunting for Travis.

The whole internet and gaming side of this book was also pretty cool to read and I loved the fact that Deaver actually includes websites for readers to look at. That was a nice touch.

I think if Deaver had just kept to the one storyline, the book would have been amazing, however he included another 2-3 story lines which bulked the book odour and made it boring at points.

I loved the story line about Dance’s mom, but was it necessary? I don’t think it was, especially because she wasn’t guilty, it would have been so much more interesting if she had have killed Juan Miller!

Anyway, as I said, the story was pretty amazing but it is a hard book to get though, I contemplated just giving up at points. Has anyone else read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts .. 💭

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Sharon Bolton – Dead Woman Walking : Review

Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)

“Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish bored, thirteen passengers on a hot-air balloon flight witness a brutal murder. Within the next hour, all but one of them will be dead.

Alone, scared and trusting no-one, she flees for her life, running to the one place she feels safe. But she’s seen the killers face, and he’s seen hers – and he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the last witness to his crime …”

(Thriller / Crime / Mystery)

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Ok so, I found this book easy to read, despite it jumping back and fourth and between different characters. It’s a little confusing at first but once you gather what’s going on it becomes very easy to follow (but sometimes very annoying too). Bolton had me gripped from the start and I definitely wanted to continue reading to find out what happens, like hello, give me answers right?! There’s defiantly more to this story than what you get from the back cover, so many different characters that all interlink and so many scenarios that you just have to read your way through to get the answers. There were so many different stories in one story but Bolton did an excellent job of keeping them all connected. The ending was the best part of the book for me and Bolton wrapped the story up amazingly. Definitely worth a read.

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Ok so this book was crazy! There were so many different stories to follow but Bolton answered all of the questions amazingly in the ending. I mean, can you believe Jessica was actually Bella? I kind of guessed it as I was working my way through the book but then forgot about it, so it still shocked me when it came out. I think it was a great twist on the story and Bolton did a great job of keeping it under wraps until it was announced near the end.

I kind of understand the story of Bella being abused by father but I don’t think it added anything to the story? I mean, it made a great ending, finding out that it wasn’t her brother who abused her but was it needed? I don’t think it was, I think the story would have still been great without it. I feel like Bolton Just bulked the story out a bit with this mini story, what did you think?

& oh my! The Ajax / Mojo storyline was brilliant! I was not expecting Mojo to be who she was in the end, again, another amazing twist by Bolton.

I did enjoy reading this book and would definitely take a look at Bolton future books. Let me know your thoughts of it, I’d love to see what others opinions are 💭.