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Book reviews

 

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

Reviews of The Botanist...

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.


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.

‘I stayed up till 2am to finish it!’

Reviews of The Soloist...

 

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.

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).

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. 

Reviews of The Narcissist...

This is the first book by Anne Wedgwood I have read. It won't be the last.

I'm so pleased to find someone following the traditions of good-storytelling

in a crime novel which is entirely character (rather than plot) driven.

 

The extended family at the heart of the investigation thrives on old-fashioned values, whilst behind closed doors the seeds of violent death are sown, amidst intrigue, suspense, jealousy and eventually hatred.

The Narcissist is written in first-person present tense, a combo that usually makes me want to track down the author and chop her hands off. But Wedgwood writes the style in such a way that it seems as natural as breathing. Indeed, nobody could've told the story as it happens as well as Billie.

Have you read any of Anne's books? If you've enjoyed one of them, please leave a review on social media or wherever you have bought them!

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