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Paula Daly (1)

Autor(a) de Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

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Obras por Paula Daly

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? (2013) 393 exemplares
Keep Your Friends Close (2014) 177 exemplares
The Mistake I Made (2015) 166 exemplares
The Trophy Child (2017) 138 exemplares
Open Your Eyes (2018) 84 exemplares
Clear My Name (2019) 55 exemplares
No Remorse (2014) 8 exemplares


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Paula Daly's "The Mistake I Made" was marketed as a "thriller". Either I don't know what a thriller is, or Daly's publishers have taken some liberties with with word.

Main character Roz has been down on her luck for awhile. Her n'er do well husband left her and their son with a mound of debt, she's lost her business, and she's currently on the verge of being evicted from her rental. Seeing no other option, Roz compromises her principles and makes a decision that ends up causing a chain reaction of unintended consequences.

The story line is engaging and has entertainment value. I didn't know for sure exactly how it would all end up, and I also didn't know how we'd get there, so kudos to Daly for crafting an interesting tale. I definitely would not describe this book as "edge of your seat" or "suspenseful" though. I listened to the audio version of this book on my daily walk to work. The audio was well-done, and I suspect that I enjoyed the audio more than I would have enjoyed the text.

3 stars.
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jj24 | 12 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |
Immersive and impressive, this will be one book to keep you reading right through the night!

Innocence UK, a charity group of professionals who’s aim is to right the wrongs of the justice system, to fight for justice of those that have been falsely convicted and clear their names.

Carrie Kamara, found guilty of the murder of her husbands lover, sentenced to fifteen years who has always professed her innocence.

Tess Gilroy is the only paid member of staff at Innocence UK and with the help of new girl Avril they take on Carrie’s case who has now served four years of her fifteen year sentence. With all the evidence stacked against her and some holes in the prosecutions evidence the pendulum swings Tess’s belief of Carrie’s innocence backwards and forwards as she conducts her own investigation of what really happened that night and if Carrie is as innocent as she has always claimed to be. As she begins to dig into Carrie’s life her own life comes under scrutiny and her own past comes hurtling to the forefront and she has her own skeletons in the closet that want to make themselves known.

Packed full of secrets and lies, this is a thriller packed to the brim with twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all sussed out, something else comes along and smashes your theories to pieces. Can you tell the truth from the lies? This is an immensely immersive read, packed with some of the best characterisations I have read for some time now and is a real barn burner of a book.

Previous fans of her work will not be disappointed with this one, and I am positive that Clear My Name will only gain her an even bigger following.

Clear My Name will be published on 08 August 2019 and is available for preorder now. This is one book in 2019 that you really don’t want to miss!
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DebTat2 | 8 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
2.5 rounded up.
Not my favorite Paula Daly. My first experience was Keep Your Friends Close which totally blew me away! Open Your Eyes, not so much. Plot was a bit contrived and I don't think sufficient clues were dropped along the way. Slow paced with an ending which seemed rushed and forced. And I just didn't really care about Jane and her troubles. She was somewhat shallow and lacking in real emotion. The children, Martha and Jack, were part of the story, but Jane didn't seem to be truly concerned about how the events affected them. The interracial marriage issue felt inappropriate to the time frame and didn't add anything to the story. My favorite character was Eden, the nephew, who seemed more focused, mature, and intent on solving the problem than the whole group of hapless "grown-ups".
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tackyj | 10 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |
It's always a little bittersweet finishing a book, especially a good one. And this is my first five-star read of the year. I wish I could remember where I heard about it it, but I suppose it doesn't matter. I can't say much about the intricate plot without spoiling it, so pardon the vague description that follows. The titular character is Bronte Bloom, the 10 year old daughter of a tiger mom, and the girl bears the enormous weight of her mother's expectations on her shoulders with increasing difficulty. One day, she just disappears, and the family (tiger mother, frustrated but impotent doctor father, father's daughter from a previous relationship, mother's son from same) starts to unravel. Throughout the story the narrative perspective shifts between various key characters, including the detective who is assigned to investigate Bronte's disappearance, and the transitions are very smooth, almost not noticeable, which is very hard to pull off. Eventually the disappearance leads into a murder investigation, and although the author drops several broad hints about the identity and motive of the killer, and I was pretty sure I had it pegged, it turned out I was wrong, and the conclusion comes a bit out of left field. It is this skillful weaving of the narrative, the distinct and well developed characters and the impulsively readable prose that allow me to give this one the full five stars.… (mais)
karenchase | 14 outras críticas | Jun 14, 2023 |



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