Little Girl Gone – Alexandra Burt

Little-Girl-Gone

ISBN-10 0008133166

ISBN-13 978-0008133160

Author Alexandra Burt

Publisher Avon

 

From Goodreads

A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?

When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.

Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible…

What did I think?

I had been attracted to ‘Little Girl Gone’ by Alexandra Burt after seeing it everywhere on social media. It was described as a cross between Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, so naturally I was expecting big things. I probably shouldn’t have raised my hopes as high as I did because I was a little disappointed.

The book as a whole is good, but it took a long time and a lot of perseverance to get to the ‘good’ bit. It wasn’t until around the 250 page mark that I was drawn in and kept wanting to read more. Now, for me, that is way too long to actually get in to a book and the only reason I persevered was because of the huge amount of social media hype.

Alexandra Burt has really built upon the characters and made you relate to the parental difficulties of having a new-born baby. I loved how she led you to make your own assumptions of whether or not Estelle was really capable of what she was accused. Estelle was a very clever character that you grew to support as the book went on.

I felt that the ending could have had a bit more ‘oomph’. I do think that this could boil down to me struggling to get really in to the book for some time. Much like I was with ‘Gone Girl’, I was left disappointed. ‘Little Girl Gone’ had fantastic potential, it’s just a huge shame that it took so long to pick up speed.

My Rating? ♥♥♥

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Monty And Me – Louisa Bennet

Monty And Me

ISBN-10 0008124043

ISBN-13 978-0008124045

Author Louisa Bennet

Publisher Avon

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Goodreads

Introducing loveable dog detective Monty – the must-have book this Summer!

You might think that dogs can’t understand us…but you’d be wrong.

Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly rational animal. So when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track the killer down.

Luckily he manages to find a home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who’s investigating the case. But with her colleagues turning against her, and the wrong man collared, she’s going to need a little help…

What did I think?

I really loved the concept of this book but was quite disappointed when I was reading it. Louisa Bennet really had the potential to make ‘Monty and Me’ a loveable pet-detective book but unfortunately for me it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

The storyline was fantastic and it kept me wanting more. Although it may seem very ‘gimmicky’, its definitely a different pet-detective book. There are laugh-out-loud moments as well as tear-jerking moments too…Bennet really has given thought and depth to this book.

For me the part that made this book get a mediocre rating was because it seemed as if Bennet hasn’t quite found her writing style. Reading the book it would appear to me that it would appeal to teenagers/young adults but then at the same time there is swearing within the book which makes me think that it should be for older audiences. With that being said, it wouldn’t put me off reading any of her future publications because I did enjoy the story-line behind ‘Monty and Me’. Bennet’s writing style just needs a little bit more consistency in her writing style for me to give higher ratings which I’m sure will come with more published novels.

I wouldn’t rush to read ‘Monty and Me’ again but I would recommend you read it as Bennet has created a brilliant pet-detective novel which keeps you wanting more.

My Rating? ♥♥♥

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