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The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

‘The Edge of Eternity’ is the third and final book in Ken Follett’s 20th Century Trilogy, following on from ‘Fall of Giants’ and ‘Winter of the World’. All three books follow the lives of 5 families introduced in ‘Fall of … Continue reading

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Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson

‘Eden in Winter’ is the 3rd book in Richard North Patterson’s Blaine Family trilogy. The first 2 books are ‘Fall From Grace’ and ‘Loss of Innocence’. I had a bit of trouble working out the purpose of this book. I … Continue reading

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After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

‘After I’m Gone’ is much more about the characters surrounding a mystery than about the mystery itself. Felix Brewer met Bambi when she was 19, and they married not long after. While Felix was not always faithful, he did always … Continue reading

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Fall From Grace by Richard North Patterson

‘Fall From Grace’ is the first book in a trilogy which is a saga about the Blaine family. The later two books are ‘Loss of Innocence’ and ‘Eden in Winter’. The story begins with Adam Blaine returning to Martha’s Vineyard … Continue reading

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Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson usually writes legal thrillers, but this book and the previous one – ‘Fall From Grace’, are a departure from his usual theme. They form the first two books of a trilogy concerning the Blaine family. The third … Continue reading

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Winter of the World by Ken Follett

‘Winter of the World’ is the second book in Ken Follett’s 20th Century trilogy. Book 1 – ‘Fall of Giants’ presented WWI through the eyes of a number of families in different countries and from different backgrounds. This book covers … Continue reading

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants takes a fascinating period of early 20th century history and gives it personality by following the lives of a number of characters from different countries and different social classes. This book is book one of Ken Follett’s … Continue reading

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Bella Mafia by Lynda La Plante

The story begins with Don Roberto Luciano agreeing to break the mafia code of silence and testify against Paul Carolla, from another mafia family. He does this because he knows that Carolla organised the murder of Luciano’s oldest son, Michael. … Continue reading

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World Without End by Ken Follett

World Without End is the sequel to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and is once again set in the town of Kingsbridge, but two hundred years later. This book can be read on it’s own , you don’t need to … Continue reading

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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Don’t be put off by the size of this book. From the first page I found it almost impossible to put down and at the end I couldn’t wait to read to sequel – ‘World Without End‘. The book was … Continue reading

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