Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie oT bored in the middlef chapters and had to force myself to the end f them although the last 5 10 chapters were much betterAlthough I have said a lot f negatives about this book Elmer one positive I feel I should pointut is that Gray really knows how to write characters which the reader will be able to fully flesh The Red Stockade out in their minds I absolutely love Kate and I enjoyed seeing how thether characters who were all suspicious at ne point r another start to develop both n their wn and within Kate s point f view as they learn about this turn f events This isn t a book I d read again as it seems a little jumbled and all The Something over the place But there is a chance that s just me so maybe I ll give it another shot sometime Thank you to NetGalley for a free eCopyf this book in return for an unbiased review Oh my gosh this was completely different to what I was expecting I must admit I saw the cover and read the title f the book and I hit the reuest button n Netgalley without reading the blurb I was not expecting the wild ride I just went n It was so good and I m really glad I read this book I would have read it uicker but unfortunately I read it while I was working lots which annoyed me all I wanted to do was read this bookGoing into this book blind was probably the best thing I could have done I won t go into the blurb now as I felt the surprises I discovered are worth going in blind I absolutely loved the character f Kate she was so strong and held together despite being a war widow and I really admired what she went through I loved the fact much A Killing Tide of the book resonated with the timesf today despite being set about 70 years previouslyThe setting Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard of Aberystwyth was completely different and I loved Lorna s descriptionsf the town Despite knowing Wales well I haven t actually been to Aberystwyth but after reading this book I would love to visit Without saying too much I know Gloucestershire which we visit at several points in the book well after going to university in Cheltenham These parts I loved as I knew pretty much where we wereI loved the writing style it was easy to read and really pulled you in to the characters lives This book is a lot than the usual wartime saga it has mystery it has intrigue and it has moments where you have no idea where the book is going to go I really enjoyed the journey we went L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations on throughout the book at times I was holding my breath just anticipating what was going to happen next At times it is a bitf a slow read however it may be because I spent several days reading it but if you re anticipating a fast read I wouldn t pick this Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! one again may be due to me being hectic at workThis was my first book I ve read by Lorna Gray but she s definitely found a fan for life now I d recommend it if you re interested in life after the second world war and also if you like a bitf mystery and figuring Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles out what the hell is goingnI m a huge fan The Royal Joust of sagas but this I have to say was so much Please go read it and change your viewsn saga books and also be warned Adam Hitchin was a delight who I loved reading about Well what can I say about this What a corker It really is an incredible read this is the first book I have read by Lorna Gray and it definitely will not be the last I will admit that I am a fan American Maharajah of war era romances and I have read a lotf them but there is something very special about this book
This book is right up there with the best I have book is right up there with the best I have right alongside the likes f Pam Jenoff and Kate MosseSet just after the war in 1947 After Kate Ward s ex husband committed suicide she found herself being nearly kidnapped injured and then
by two thug s who are wanting answers to uestions that she doesn t know she doesn t understand the uestions r why these people would be after her She flees her home in Lancaster to Wales where she stays in the Aberystwyth Hotel in the very same area where her ex husband had spent the last f his days She hopes that she can try to figure ut what is going Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan on and why she is being followed but those answers aren t coming as she thought as she finds herself under the gazef the ther hotel guest s who see her as an unhinged paranoid and grieving woman who by all accounts could be suffering from her wn mental break downNo The Quarterback's Crush one believes that she is in as much danger as she states she is fearful and alone with terrifying events that even start clouded herwn judgment She can t trust no ne and yet she can t seem to find the answers she needs She eventually finds an ally in the form f elusive veteran come crime writer Adam Hitchman who is in Aberystwyth doing researchAlong with Adam Kate takes ff a journey to find the truth and discover why her life is in danger and who is behind it along the way they keep bumping into the mysterious Jim Bristol who keep s turning up along the way But is he than he appears to be As they become embroiled in a dark and dangerous life r death game Achtung! Cthulhu of cat and mouse Kate and Adam become closer until a romance develops between this unlikely coupleThis is written I first person you see the story unfold though Kate s eyes you feel her troubles her fears her few joys and this creates a connection to her that you very rarely get inther books I know a lot Infamy of readers don t like first person books but this is a must read it is stunningly beautiful book it really is too good to be true Ms Gray has done an astounding job at conveying Kate s circumstances and her fragile framef mind her confusion unease and fear is palpable from that firstfollowed by two
page Kate has a complexity and honest vulnerability about her that is engaging to the readerKate has a complexity and honest vulnerability about her that is engaging to the reader when there is lightness like when she is reading Jane Eyre in the hotel there is raw edginess to her that draws you inThe War Widow smoothly takes you General P.T.G. Beauregard on a journey that has twists and turns then being in a maze it is. Nding answers she cannot give Not the police not the doctors and not the guests at the Aberystwyth hotel she has come to in an attempt to findut what happened to her charismatic photographer ex husband and why her sanity and her life are now at riskKate can trust no My Wishful Thinking one not even the reclusive. It s 1947 and Kate is a single woman who divorced her husband shortly after the war Kate is still recovering from a terrible incident that makes her feel scared and unsafe She s being chased and because nobody seems to believe her she decides to find some answers herself She s staying at a hotel in Aberystwyth near the place where her ex husband recently committed suicide Her arrogant and self centered ex husband used to be a successful photographer and he didn t come across as unhappy at all Why did he throw himselfff a cliffWhile Kate is being seen as someone who has a problem with her nerves she doesn t get the protection she needs and she s constantly The Boy and the Blue Moon on the run Someone wants something from her that she isn t able to give She can t trust anyone When she s staying at the hotel she meets a charismatic author Adam who seems to be concerned about her wellbeing but as she has no idea who s after her Kate can t allow herself to let her guard down when she s with him What should she do and how can she make the miserable situation she finds herself in stop without becoming a victimThe War Widow is a fantastic gripping story Kate is a talented and smart woman She s also confused afraid and completely alone That makes her story interesting from the start I was curious to findut who s after her and couldn t turn the pages uickly enough to discover the truth I loved how Lorna Gray slowly reveals the identities f the main players in her fabulous intricate plot and was captivated by her story from beginning to end I was especially anxious to read about Adam because f his riveting personality and profession The marvellous main characters are all eually alluring which made The War Widow a joy to read for meLorna Gray combines an intriguing setting with a fascinating chaotic thrilling adventure and true love I loved the natural and compelling way she does this Her descriptions are filled with suspense The War Widow kept surprising me and I enjoyed every single The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 onef the many unexpected events that lead to a fabulous sensational finale I really loved The War Widow and highly recommend this terrific story The War Widow Lorna GrayReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Historical Fiction RomanceWW2 isn t my favourite time setting for reading but the sample Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest of this intrigued me very mysterious had me wanting to know what happens next Sadly I carriedn wanting to know what came next as for most f the book it seemed to me to be hinting at various events and revelations that didn t come ut until the very end and even then I m still unsure f just how all the connections tied in Its for me not for everyone clearly a novel that was well written had a fabulous use f language and yet was incredibly confusing For much Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day of the novel we know that Kate has experienced so many bad things its her voice telling the story but then the hints are there that maybe its all in her head trauma from the suicidef her ex husband trauma from the accident she head so what she tells us may just be what she believes and not what actually happened I didn t really like her but f course she s very true to the time recent history it maybe but still a period when Men Ruled and the ladies were expected to defer always I did like Adam though sometimes he appeared brusue The ther hotel residents were a mixed bunch and I just loved the way Mary s sister was so determined to see Mary in the running for Adam s affections and the way she tried to discredit Kate constantly Overall it was an OK read I did keep putting it aside as I was so confused at what was happening and incredibly frustrated not to know what was the big secret what the guys after her wanted what the police were really doing etc It works perfectly that way for many readers thus the five stars Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) of course but we re all different and it didn t suit me It does all tie up neatly though even then the bluffs andbfuscation and constantly in presence and getting to the end I had to re read some parts to see exactly what had happened I still can t say I fully followed all f it Stars Three its not a story I d reread and ne I did struggle with but that s a case Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of me not the book Not all books suit all readers that doesn t make them bad books justnes that will be loved by some and disregarded by Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman others ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers This book took me a long while to read partly due to me putting it down to prioritisether books and partly because I really wasn t feeling this book for the majority
it I reuested ARC as I have a slightly Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition odd fascination with WWII and the attitudesf the people forI reuested an ARC as I have a slightly Heaven Next Stop odd fascination with WWII and the attitudesf the people for two decades after the fact which leads to me wanting to read absolutely anything set within this rather large time period The premise sounded interesting a woman struggling to understand the apparent suicide f her ex husband and the men who have suddenly followed her n her trip from Lancaster to Aberystwyth Sadly the execution f this book lets down the plot in my pinion The first two thirds Bases Loaded of this book is mainly focusedn what seems to be a continuous mental breakdown Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of Kate with small interludesf sanity and romance Understandably the book has to be set up however it felt like far too long was spent n this section f the book where everybody seems to be confused and nobody understands the series f events Eventually we reach the last third f the book where things start to fall into place and explanations start to be forthcoming Even within
this section Gray attempts to keep the mystery until the verysection Gray attempts to keep the mystery until the very poorly with lots When You Lose Your Job of confusion and badly explained plot developments which don t become much clearer even after re reading a couple times This book really does seem to suffer from the writing not being uite where it should be inrder to capture the reader and I ften go. The echoes f war live long in the mindWales 1947Injured and terrified after an attempted abduction desperation drives artist Kate Ward to the idyllic scene Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of her ex husband’s recent suicide Labelled a hysterical grieving divorcée none believes she is being pursued by two violent men dema.
Read & Download The War WidowBeautifully written with a plot that will make your mind boggle and you find yourself stumped for words at what is going Fantastic Post Office 03 on It s a roller coaster ride through a dangerous and complicated time where all is not uite what it seems I absolutely loved it it is a page turning compelling and intricately crafted perfect piecef thrilling fiction which has a wonderful and understated romance tucked away between the pagesIt is a timeless and thought provoking story that gripped you from the Tim Crouch onset and doesn t let you go with characters are intriguing and strong eachne is precise and consistent stories f their wn that runs throughout to keep you engaged This story isn t the traditional World War 2 Drawing the Human Head or post war story It s a mystery with elementsf a psychological thriller set in post war Wales and England The central theme Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of the story is Kate s journeyf self discovery After years DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of having her self esteem eroded facing extreme danger hardship and loneliness force her to acknowledge her real worthThere is a clever mystery to solve and carefully built suspense in this twisty plot which is a little slow paced in parts Character driven this story has a complex protagonist who feels utterly alone yet this doesn t uell her survival instinct and she continually faces her demons and forces her adversaries to meet her headn The cast f characters are not easy to empathise with but they are beautifully intricate and seen through Kate s eyes many take n sinister characteristics The reader is left wondering whether the threat she perceives is real r paranoiaThe story has various settings all f which are vividly described with just the right amount Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of historical detail to make the period setting realistic Anriginal authentic period mystery that keeps you guessing with a strong female protagonist who is easy to empathise I received a copy f this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review I really enjoyed the intricate plot f this book Right from the start I was drawn in through the suspicious circumstances plac Don t disregard this book too easily there s to it than meets the eyeFirstly Kate Ward the protagonist f this twisted story is anything but a war widow to start with the title f this novel She s a divorcee and her late ex husband apparently commits suicide two years after his return from war where he had gone to take pictures Pontius Pilate of its horrors for artistic purposes and not to fight She soon discovers there is a link between her ex husband sudden demise and the appearancef the two thugs Clarke and Reed hustling and chasing her from her new house and life in Lancaster to Aberystwyth and finally to Cirencester but she s not able to grasp it yetThe story starts with her stay at the hotel in Aberystwyth rapidly going through her ration cards There are Livin de Life other colourful guests at the hotel nonef them friendly Aeralis or trustworthy deepening her feelingsf alienation and powerlessness Nobody believes her claim to be followed Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half or that she didn t try to commit suicide when she had an accident she is perceived as a hysterical paranoid and unstable woman Thispens lder wounds
Reminding Her Why Sheher why she t stay in a marriage where she was expected to yield to every whim f her husband to abandon her Radio Crackling, Radio Gone own artistic life for thatf his Finally when she is at the end The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of her strength and wits hunted down like an animal Adam Hitchen a writer doing research in the area reluctantly gives her a hand while at the same time following the instructionsf the undercover policeman Jim Bristol another guest f the
The last f her Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate ordeal in which she takes part willy nilly in exposing and capturing an art thief benefactor is as disempowering as anyther situation she has faced the last few days and managing to survive it all is uite restorative and rewarding In addition she acknowledges the fact that the last days events deepened her feelings towards Adam and freely declares themSecondly the story is well written the scenes are well staged The author takes her time in vividly describing the setting the waterfall the ruins f a castle light effects and so many ther details that enrich the storyline and make it realistic and plausible The story Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen opens in November 1947 as we meet the eponymous War Widowf the story Kate Ward a troubled young woman is staying at a genteel hotel in the small Welsh town Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of Aberystwyth where she hopes to discover about the mysterious disappearancef her ex husband Rhys However circumstances are against her and from the very start f the novel Kate suspects that there are some sinister people shadowing her who seem determined to prevent her discovering about what has happened to RhysWhat then follows is a suspenseful story about Kate s determination to discover the truth whilst at the same time trying to keep herself safehotel the last
From Harm However It Soonharm However it soon apparent that anything to do with her ex husband has been buried so deep that it takes a great deal f tenacity From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure on Kate s part to get to the bottomf this dark mysteryIt is this complex mys I read this book from NetGalley UK in exchange for a fair review Set in Wales 1947 the story On Toby's Terms opens with protagonist Kate Ward a divorcee who decides to visit the place where her ex husband Rhys Williams apparently died but his body wasn t foundI wanted to like this book the synopsis sounded promising to me It seemed to have potential butverall it was bogged by verly descriptive prose Everything was so long winded It just couldn t hold my attentionOne thing I like about the heroine is that she speaks her mind whenever she can Her inner monologues kept me going throughout I loved that bit while interactions and banter with the reserved Adam Hitchen was ne Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of the major plus points It was amusing to see how bothf them chooses to disclose half truths to ne another. War veteran turned crime novelist Adam Hitchen a reserved widower and the nly source Indiscretion of kindness in a shadowy worldf suspicion and fear And as ghosts Indiscretion old and new rise to haunt her Kate must relyn all her strength and courage to uncover the shocking truth hidden within a twisted web f lie.