The Shining Skull by Kate Ellis

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I think I’ve talked enough about the shortcomings of this series in the past. But I’ll mention something new(ish): this time I thought this was the wrong book to read if you were looking for good police procedure – I can’t believe that this is how anyone would handle a kidnapping.

However I guess the short answer (if there was a question) is that I’m not after pin point accuracy in lieu of a good yarn, and Kate Ellis can spin a decent yarn.

One of the things I like about this series in the thinly disguised version of Devon used for location – a short scene set at “Whitepool Sands” had me remembering my daughter falling in the sea at Blackpool Sands for the rest of the book.

Good entertainment.

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Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

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Lovely. The story of a rather chaotic day in the life of Maggie Moran as she takes in the rather bizarre funeral of her best friend’s husband and a side trip to see her son’s ex-wife. Dips into the past so many times that you know the character’s whole lives. One of those books where if you look at it one way you see that nothing really happens, but from another angle you see that everything happens.

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Geek To Live: The art of the doable to-do list

"your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat pillar of undone time bombs taunting you and your unproductive inadequacy" – my lists have a habit of being the second kind. good advice on changing things about.