In Jacqui's CD Player ...

Just started listening to ... The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
Synopsis: This was Kate Morton's debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades.

The novel is full of secrets ... some revealed, others hidden forever. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history.

Just finished listening to ... Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Synopsis: Micah is different. She has always been a loner and freely admits to being a liar, but when her secret boyfriend dies mysteriously, her whole life comes under scrutiny. Now she plans to tell you the truth, the whole truth......or so she says.

Jacqui's Review: OK ... not sure I can fairly review this one because the heavy New York accent of the narrator was really difficult to understand at times and I think this really took away from my experience of the book.  Despite these logistical difficulties, I still wanted to know what happens.  There is a major twist in the book that took me completely by surprise and encouraged me to stick with it.  Some coarse language and sexually explicit dialogue in this one, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 15.  2 out of 5.

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