Friday 24 June 2016

The Punishments by JB Winsor

The PunishmentsThe Punishments by JB Winsor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have got it into my head that this book forecasts a future that mirrors what might happen if Donald Trump gets into power. Sound scary? well this is a scary book. Following on from the 9/11 are a few more terrorist generated disasters which sets the United States on a right wing Christian path. With a government department combining and already taking control major federal organisations big brother is on the way. Can Senator Thatcher and his friends stop the final step to introduce biblical law. It sounds far fetched but when you consider what IS are doing right now it is not so wild as to be a plausible future. It is a lesson that we should all remember everything should be exercised in moderation and in balance.

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Thursday 9 June 2016

Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker

Fatal Pursuit (Bruno, Chief of Police, #9)Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes you just wish you could read a book without any stress or reflections of life today. This book gave me this, whilst still a murder mystery it was a pleasure to read, very gentle and compelling. Bruno the rural French policeman is well known in his community and it struck me that he is living in a French Midsomer. Murders all the time, but no one thinks it is strange that such a small place has a murder rate to compete with big U.S. Cities. The plot is very good with some twists and overall it is well written. I have not read any of the previous stories, but if they are this good I will be reading one or two when I need some easy relaxed entertainment.

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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler

Mission Hill (Abby Endicott #1)Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Murder mystery involving an ex-boyfriend of Abby Endicot a prosecutor for Boston homicide unit. Abbey is tasked to prosecute the murderer with whom she has had a previous case but no conviction. The involvement of gangs, drugs, corruption etc makes this a very entertaining read. I would like to say it is exciting but it is not quite there, the intrigue and twists in the story help to offset that. The author is trying to make a case for women and their determination, in this case Abbey in pursuit of justice at nearly any cost. The cost could even be the alienation of her wealthy family and boyfriend.

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