Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!

October 24, 2017 Book review, Twitteresque Reviews 4 ★★★½

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I never wrote a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book. All in 140 characters or less!  These are all books I read during the summer, but I didn’t want to leave them drift away without reviewing them.

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The Breakdown by B A Paris

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
on 18 July 2017
Genres: Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
three-half-stars

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

 

Twitteresque review:

Kept me guessing and double guessing right till the very end. This was my first book from this author and it won’t be my last.

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The Break by Marian Keyes

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!The Break by Marian Keyes
Published by Michael Joseph on September 7th 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
Goodreads
five-stars

Amy's husband Hugh isn't really leaving her.
At least, that's what he promises. He is just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. For six-months Hugh will lose himself in south-east Asia, and there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.
Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .
It's been a long time since Amy held a briefcase in one hand and a baby in the other. She never believed she'd have to go it alone again. She just has to hold the family together until Hugh comes back.
But a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?
Because falling in love is easy. The hard part - the painful, joyous, maddening, beautiful part - is staying in love.

Twitteresque review:

One of my favourite books so far this year. A realistic family portrait that made me laugh and cry, and full to the brim of fab characters.

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One Summer in Tuscany by Domenica De Rosa

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!One Summer in Tuscany by Domenica De Rosa
Published by Quercus Books on July 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

Love, rivalry, and writing in a Tuscan paradise . . . Welcome to the Castello de Luna.
High on a hill in the Tuscan countryside stands a castle of golden stone, home to Patricia O’Hara’s writers’ retreat – a serene hideaway where you can polish your prose by the pool, gain inspiration from your peers and eat the best melanzane in Italy, courtesy of chef Aldo. But, while the splendour of their surroundings never fails to wow the guests, huge maintenance bills and bad news from the bank threaten to close Patricia down. It’s make or break time for the Castello de Luna.
This August each of her seven aspiring authors arrives with emotional baggage alongside their manuscripts. But something is different. It may be just the prosecco, but soon lifelong spinster Mary is riding on the back of Aldo’s Vespa, and smouldering odd-job man Fabio has set more than one heart racing.
As temperatures rise, the writers gossip, flirt and gently polish their prose by the pool. But with some unexpected visitors to contend with, one thing’s for sure: neither the Castello, nor Patricia, has ever seen a summer like this.

Twitteresque review:

Set around a writing retreat in Tuscany, with a fab romance, it oozed summer feels.  Loved it.

 

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Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Twitteresque Reviews: 4 Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
Published by Harvill Secker on July 13th 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
three-stars

It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she's pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they're gone than she must have done something with them...

Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.

Twitteresque review:

Lots of tension but disappointingly straightforward. However engaging characters, a knot-in-the-stomach type plot, and a dark web kept me reading.

 

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Talk to TrishHave you read any of these and what did you think of them? Are there any that you are interested in reading? 

three-half-stars

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