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Laura Tolomei’s
Reading Reviews & Thoughts

 

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Review by LallaGatta – Newcomer by Keigo Higashino

The more I read of this author the more I want to read! He's just fascinating, and the way his detective goes about an investigation is unlike any other I ever read before. And I've read quite a few in my time 🙂 Check it out on Amazon #LauraTolomei #LallaGatta ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino

Intense! Very compelling and fascinating, a rare insight into women and into the very competitive nature of Japanese society. I highly recommend it! Check it out on Amazon #LauraTolomei #LallaGatta #reading #reviews ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The Monastery Murders by E.M. Powell

Too predictable for my taste! I like the characters and the historical setting, both of which are well portrayed by the author, but the theme of a monastery mystery based on a book is getting a little stale for me. I was enthralled with Umberto Eco's The name of the ...
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Review by LallaGatta – The Bone Fire by S D Sykes

Mixed feelings 🙁 Not as good as the first three books in the series, but still I liked it. The thing is that these plots are becoming too predictable. So it detracted from my enjoyment of the characters that so fascinate me. Oswald is still delightful, though never,as much as ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Plague Land by S D Sykes

A solid historical mystery! This book has been quite a find for me. The ironic style of this well-written tale is further enhanced by the sound historical context and the search for a killer. I especially like Oswald. He seems like such an unlikely hero, yet his humor and his ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Juror No. 3 by James Patterson

Fresh and enjoyable but abrupt at times. t was a fresh and very enjoyable read. The only thing I'd have liked a little more in the way of explanations and the shift from one case to the next was a bit too sudden for me. But I definitely recommend it! ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Big Little Liest by Liane Moriarty

I loved it! Amd mot just for its masterful secret-filled plot. What really got me were the characters, so vibrantly alive and complex like real people are. I loved it! Amd mot just for its masterful secret-filled plot. What really got me were the characters, so vibrantly alive and complex ...
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Review by LallaGatta – An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears

Amazing! So much more than a crime novel, it made me understand the second half of 17th century England like never before. And it's a fascinating history, full of intrigue and subterfuge that had me hooked from page 1. So much that I easily forgive the use of Faulkner's Sound ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Revelation by C. J. Sansom

A "quiet" read...literally! Even though I enjoyed the story, particularly given the serial killer twist and the obsession mania, this book of the Shardlake series isn't as well written as the other 3. The author seemed to be in a hurry to finish it, so I can't begin to describe ...
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Review by LallaGatta – Forest Girl by Empi Baryeh

Not my kind of book. Dull, boring, not credible but with fascinating cultural insights . It was dull and boring, downright not credible. A man would never act as this author describes him. He would have discarded his fantasy long before Michael did and made his life with his new ...
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