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Sunday 4 March 2012

Catch Me - Book News 44

Our latest 'Book News (number 44!) is now out. It contains our opinions on the following

The Man who Forgot his Wife by John O'Farrell
My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman
The Glovemaker by Stacia Brown
All the King's Men by Saul David
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield (now it's in paperback)

but there wasn't quite room for the following review.

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
Paperback at £7.99

With a childhood as bad as ‘Charlene Grant's’, she might well be crazy. However, that is the challenge to Boston detective DD Warren  - is the young women who asks for help catching her killer, four days before the murder, mad, or is the death of her two friends, on the same date in the two previous years, the work of the same person.
   Charlene, herself, has been preparing for the date of her murder and can now shoot straight and fast and street fight with any gang of hoodies that come her way, but will it be enough? Neither of her friends put up the least struggle. Perhaps all that training has another purpose?
   Mixing this plot with another dealing with a vigilante who is out to rid the world of paedophiles makes for a complex read but sheer pace makes it difficult to put down. Both DD Warren and the young woman are strong, interesting characters and there are plenty of twists and turns to this gripping thriller.
   If you like your crime hard-boiled, this is for you and, if you like it, there are many other DD Warren books.

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