Monthly Archives: May 2014

Review of Paint Me Gone by Molly Greene

Paint Me GonePaint Me Gone by Molly Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another case for Private Investigator Genevieve Delacourt to solve. This time a new client, Sophie Keene, asks Gen for her help in tracking down the woman in a painting that has come into her possession. The woman bears an uncanny resemblance to Sophie’s sister, Shannon, who went missing twenty years ago and everyone presumed she had committed suicide after being accused of a murder. Gen is soon on the trail, ably assisted by her friend Oliver Weston. The painting is unsigned, but together they manage to track down artists from the same era who painted in a similar style or maybe would recognise the artist. The story gets more complicated, dangerous too, as Gen and Oliver dig deeper and deeper. There are twists and turns and the reader is kept guessing the identity of the artist until the dramatic ending. Running through the story, there is a ‘will they, won’t they’ relationship with Detective Hackett. This is a good story, well written, the characters are likeable and believable. I enjoy Molly Greene’s style of writing and look forward to more cases for Gen to solve

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A new photo of Bailey

Me & Ballcock!

My mum is having difficulty writing anything at the moment. Too many things going on in her life she says! I think it’s just an excuse myself, so I thought I would let you see this photo of me. I destroy any ball I am given – I’m a terrier, that’s what we do isn’t it? – anyway, I was given this ballcock to play with – how frustrating – I can’t pick it up, I can’t chew it, all I can do is chase it round the garden and now I am worn out!

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Review of Home Grown by Ninie Hammon

Home GrownHome Grown by Ninie Hammon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The fact that this book is fiction, but based on events that actually took place makes it all the more gripping. It just proves how harmful marijuana can be, how it ruins lives, leads to suicides and murder. I was hooked from the very first chapter. It is a great story, a bit gory in parts, but necessary to show the drug trade as it really is.
Sarabeth Bingham returns to her old town for the funeral of her father, a newspaper editor, who has been murdered. She vows to carry on his newspaper business, but in doing so sets off an horrendous chain of events. When we meet Bubba Jamison for the first time, he sends shivers down the spine. What a truly awful character.
This is the first book of Hammon’s that I have read. I shall definitely be reading her others.

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