Thursday 22 September 2011

Review of Coping With Chloe by Rosalie Warren

Some of my all -time favourite books were the ones I read as a child; books that introduced me to new ideas and views of the world. One of my favourites was Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan and in some ways Rosalie Warren's Coping With Chloe reminds me of that.

While the earlier book introduced me to astral projection, in Coping With Chloe we have life after death. Anna's twin sister Chloe may have died in an accident, but Anna can still speak to her. We all know the bond between twins is a special, even unbreakable one, but can it really transcend death?

In this book it seems it can and it's a pleasure to read for that.

The bright and breezy first person narrative carries you along, making you want to read on. And, the good news for reluctant readers is that reading this book isn't an effort; it's a joy. Anna is smart and witty and immediately she feels like a friend. You care what happens to her and you want to find out what happens next.

Coping with Chloe is an engaging read that children will enjoy. The themes of loss, bullying and first love are important ones to explore.

Coping With Chloe is available on Amazon

Friday 2 September 2011

Crime Scene - Vile City

Vile City is set in Glasgow, a place I know quite well as I lived there for over ten years. In March 2011, it won the Scottish Association of Writers' annual Pitlochry Quaich award for a crime novel.

This is the place where one of the Glasgow Grabber's victims are taken.

It's dark.

 Would you dare walk here alone?

One woman did. Her name was Shelley Craig.

To find out what happened to her read Vile City.

Coming soon to a bookstore near you.

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