Book Review - The Inheritance

by Katie Agnew (Orion) ISBN: 9781409124917
 

Sophia Beaumont Brown, the epitome of good girl gone bad, has led a privileged life, now marred by drugs and alcohol. Cut off from her family, Sophia continues to live a party girl existence with her best friend Hugo. 

Her grandmother, dying of terminal cancer, reaches out to Sophia through a series of memoir letters and chronicling the tale of an exquisite pearl necklace. Sophia’s grandmother expresses her need to see the pearl necklace one last time and so Sophia, with a renewed sense of life, sets off to track it down. 

I loved the themes of family and life purpose, of love and dedication spread throughout the book. As Sophia moves from her lonely and empty existence to one of redemption, I couldn’t help but cry through the last few chapters. 

It is a beautifully written book that will keep you hooked until the end so that you cannot help but cheer for Sophia, shed tears with her, and feel some part of you is her.  

Bernadette King
www.writerswrite.co.za
5/5

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Book Review - Hide And Seek

by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718183837
 

Having never read a ‘DI Helen Grace Thriller’ before, I was a little anxious about not being able to follow the storyline. I was right. This book cannot be read as a general “pick-up-and go”. I initially struggled to figure out what was going on, and what had happened to land Helen Grace in prison. 

The writer’s style is captivating, and reading the book feels as if you are living the story because of the pace the writer creates. I am definitely going to read the rest of the series. 

That being said, it was what we would expect from a crime thriller-fast-paced, suspense-filled with loads of moments of anxiety for the main character, Helen Grace and some seriously unsettling moments. 

The story begins with Helen Grace in Holloway prison and … not one to reveal spoilers, you will just need to pick up the book and see what happens to Helen Grace yourself! 

Bernadette King
www.writerswrite.co.za
4/5

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