Review: El Sicario Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man edited by Molly Molloy et al

El Sicario: Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

edited by Molly Molloy and Charles Bowden

Welcome to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the most dangerous city on earth. This is the killing ground of the unnamed assassin El Sicario. He has executed hundreds, is an expert in torture, spent years working for the state police, and received training from the FBI. He now lives as a fugitive in the US, with $250,000 price tag on his head.

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Review: When My Husband Does the Dishes… by Kerri Sackville

When My Husband Does the Dishes…

A Memoir of marriage and motherhood

by Kerri Sackville

‘When My Husband Does the Dishes… is about what marriage looks like after three children and 150 years of togetherness. It’s about little white lies and boxer shorts on t he floor and eating frankfurts for dinner every night. It’s my life. And I suspect it could be yours too.’

Kerri Sackville has written this book for people like her, people who can relate to her, or people who find her amusing – which in a tragic sort of way, she is.

When My Husband Does the Dishes…is part memoir, part faux guide to marriage and motherhood and a must read for all women. It is accurate, clever and very, very funny.

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Review: Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope

Daughters-in-Law

Joanna Trollope

Rachel loves being at the centre of her large family. She has devoted herself fiercely to bringing up her three sons, and continues to do so now that they are all grown up – and getting married.

In return, the boys remain deeply attached to her, and to their father, Anthony, and to their childhood home on the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk.

But when her youngest, Luke, gets married, Rachel finds that her control begins to slip away. Other women – her daughters-in-law – are usurping her position, and seem to be becoming more important to her boys than she is. She can no longer rely on her time-honoured role as provider and matriarch. Her daughters-in-law begin to do things in their individual and separate ways, and so, to her bewilderment and grief, do her husband and sons.

A crisis brings these subtle rifts to the surface, forcing the whole family to question old assumptions and find a new dynamic, if any of their relationships are going to survive.

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Review: Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

Come Back to Me

by Sara Foster

Do you have to honour a promise you made in the past if it means losing all that you have now?

When Mark introduces his date, Julia, to Chloe and her husband at a London restaurant, it’s obvious something is very, very wrong. Alex and Julia pretend not to know each other, but the shocked expressions on their faces tell another story.

As the mystery of Julia’s identity unravels, a terrible tragedy from ten years ago gradually comes to light. While Chloe struggles with a secret of her own, Alex has to decide whether he should take Julia back to Australia to try to lay the past to rest, when doing so will risk all he has with the wife he loves.

And Julia must decide whether to finally confront Alex with the whole truth about what happened back then.

Set in London and Perth, Come Back to Me is a taut psychological drama that will keep you enthralled until the very last page.

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Review : Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster

Beneath the Shadows

by Sara Foster

When Grace’s husband, Adam, inherits a cottage on the isolated North Yorkshire moors, they leave London behind to try a new life. However, a week later, Adam vanishes, leaving their baby daughter on the doorstep.

The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village of Roseby. She is desperate for answers, but is seems the slumbering village is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace learns more about the locals and the area’s superstitions and folklore, strange dreams begin to trouble her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut them off from the rest of the world does Grace begin to understand just how close the threat lies, and that she and her daughter may be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time.

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