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The Good Liar

April 5, 2017

A novel by Nicholas Searle that stands out amongst a host of titles that have lie, lying or liar in the title. It's had mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it immensely. Catch up with the detail on http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Crime-Thrillers/The-Good-Liar-Audiobook/B01AO1XHPO/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srImg?qid=1491389452&sr=1-1

Doctor Foster - second series

I couldn't pass the need to register my disgust at the quality of the second series of a story line which many enjoyed when the first series was released.  Here's the take I posted on the BBC web site.

'Sequels - like Marmite, aren't they? I suffered all five episodes and, quite honestly, you should not have bothered. I found the plot unrealistic in the extreme, the introduction of the new bit characters little more than gratuitous and the script - well, I felt genuinely sorry for the actors having to mouth all that trite nonsense.

You do something really worthwhile and then trash the whole concept with a badly conceived second series. Please don't tell me you are going to write another.'

I guess the BBC listened. There will be no more.

Ginny Moon

I dare you to read this novel as told by a young teenage girl with autism without shedding a tear in sorrow or frustration at the gut-wrenching crisis which Ginny finds herself in as she strives to rediscover the life she knew as a child. It is magnificently drawn by Benjamin Ludwig who deserves all the credit he has received for this debut novel. I am jealous of his extraordinary talent.