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Book reviews


Here are just a few reviews of Anne's books...

Reviews of The Botanist...


On Amazon:

Hooked from the very first page and it had my full attention all the way through. I loved the writing and the characters and would certainly read it again.

One of my favourite things about this book is that it keeps you guessing about the who, the how and the why right until the end. I did not predict any of the tale’s conclusion. The book made me laugh and also gasp in shock in places. I was a little disturbed that I at times found myself empathising with a serial killer which is testament to Anne Wedgwood’s excellent writing. Once I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down; I actually stayed up very late and read the whole thing in one sitting.

Hooks you in from the very first line and never lets go. Just as soon as you think you know what’s going on, another twist shifts your perspective and you’re hooked all over again.

As masterfully as the plot is written, so is the main character Dr Lilian Templeton - her character is as twisted as the plot and I needed to know and understand her just as much as I needed to know and understand what happened.

One of the best crime books I’ve read in a very long time, and Anne Wedgewood has been added to my favourite author list. Read The Botanist - you’ll love it.

On Instagram:

It is so well thought-out, there’s twists that I didn’t see coming and I absolutely love the main character, Lilian. It’s rounded off so well; I literally don’t have a bad word to say. This book is brilliant, I highly recommend giving this one a read.

An unusual murder/detection page turner! Layer upon layer unfolding with more surprises. This book was highly recommended to me after reading Richard Osman’s book - and it did not disappoint!

From Beverley readers:

‘What a great read! I love the detail in every aspect as more and more unfolds. I really appreciated the setting too…’
‘Believable characters, good pace that keeps you enticed from the start, the perfect winter read.’

‘As a Beverley resident and my husband is a retired Detective Sergeant, this book was a must read.’


‘I stayed up till 2am to finish it!’


Reviews of The Soloist...


On Amazon:

This was such an entertaining whodunit with all the perfect ingredients for a classic murder mystery. Tons of delicious Agatha Christie feels. I thoroughly enjoyed this great novel and it kept me guessing right up until the final reveal.

What a great book.

This is the second ‘Twist in the Tale’ book by Anne Wedgwood and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first one. Both books feature DI Ronnie Twist as the investigating officer, but rather than focusing on the investigation from the police’s point of view, these books follow the people who are being investigated, which is much more interesting.

A killer lurks in this entertaining and enjoyable murder mystery and the second of the Twist in the Tale novels. ...the reader is given a unique and compelling angle on the crime. A whodunnit in traditional vein and every bit as good as the first (The Botanist).

On Instagram:

It was an amazing book and the story kept me guessing and no matter who I thought was the killer, I was wrong every time.

Twists abound, right up to the end. A fascinating look at family relationships and manipulation. 

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