Twitteresque Reviews: 3 Contemporary Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!

January 12, 2018 Book review, Twitteresque Reviews 4 ★★★★

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 3 contemporaries, all with twists that gave me those delicious jaw-dropping moments.

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Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll

Twitteresque Reviews: 3 Contemporary Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll
Published by Books on Tape, Quercus on 23 March 2017
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life… but they turn out to want more than you’d bargained for!

Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?

When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can’t get a job, she thinks she’s doing the right thing. She’s being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?

 

Twitteresque review:

Another great read from Claudia Carroll, with great characters who deliver a masterclass in how to shaft someone.

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Outstanding by Kathryn Flett

Twitteresque Reviews: 3 Contemporary Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!Outstanding by Kathryn Flett
Published by Quercus on April 7th 2016
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

Eve Sturridge, a high-flying divorcee and mother of two girls, is head teacher of Ivy House, an Ofsted 'Outstanding' prep school in Sussex. Eve is passionate about her school and its pupils.
When Danish power couple, Stefan and Anette Sorenson, jet in and choose Ivy House over other schools, Eve is justifiably proud. The Sorensons are A-listers who bring an aura of style and power to Ivy House.
Zoe is Eve's pretty seventeen-year-old daughter. Unlike her mother, Zoe's not so keen on school. She prefers sending nude selfies to her boyfriend.
When glamorous Stefan Sorenson proposes that Zoe interns at his company and invites her to accompany him to New York, Zoe is over the moon with excitement, while Eve is too focused on her job to smell danger . . .

Twitteresque review:

Loved the fancy prep school setting and the crazy school politics.  Overall I felt it was very original and very engaging.

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Bring Her Home by David Bell

Twitteresque Reviews: 3 Contemporary Books reviewed in 140 characters or less!Bring Her Home by David Bell
Published by Books on Tape on July 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Goodreads
three-stars

"Bell imagines a suburban world where no one really knows what's happening behind all those drawn blinds. In Bell's take, though, even the people inside don't really know what's happening. That's where his brilliance, and the brilliance of Bring Her Home, rests."--Providence Journal
In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father's worst nightmare.... Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price's fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.
As Bill holds vigil over Summer's bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.
When troubling new questions about Summer's life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He'll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Twitteresque review:

Slow initially, but with a twist at 30% that shook everything up!  After that I was gripped.

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