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The Sleeper

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The Sleeper, Emily Barr, book reviewThe Sleeper is Emily Barr’s latest novel and it’s definitely a page turner from start to finish. It is a tense thriller that keeps the reader guessing throughout as he or she tries to work out what has happened to the elusive Lara Finch – a woman with at least one secret and probably more.

Lara Finch has a pretty quiet life living with her husband, Sam, in Cornwall. They moved from London with the hope of starting a family but years later after several rounds of unsuccessful IVF, they are broke, childless and unhappy. When Lara gets the chance to work a contract in London, she realises that as well as helping to pay off their debts, it will be exciting and give her a new outlet in life.


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Stranded

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Stranded, Emily Barr, book reviewIt must be many people’s dream to be stranded on a desert island but what would it be like if it became reality? It would not take long for the dream to turn into a nightmare especially if you had to share the island with six strangers and very few provisions. This is what happens in Stranded, Emily Barr’s latest novel, which is a fabulous read from start to finish. It is tense and thrilling and the sort of book that keeps you guessing all the way through.

In Stranded, Esther has escaped to Malaysia to get over the end of her marriage. She is heading for the Perhentian Islands which she hopes will be as idyllic as it has been described to her and a place to refresh and clear her mind.


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Out of My Depth

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Out of My Depth, by Emily Barr, book reviewOut of My Depth, by Emily Barr, tells the story of four former school friends who meet up years later for a reunion. Right from the start the reader is aware that something dark and sinister occurred in their past which means that this reunion is never going to be easy – but this is at first only hinted at and gradually through the book the truth comes out. This really had me hooked right from the start!

All the women are now thirty two. Suzy, a successful artist is the one who instigates the reunion by inviting the others to her luxurious farmhouse in France. She is very surprised and also more than a bit nervous when everyone agrees to come. The others are Amanda, Isabelle and Tamsin. All have changed greatly since their school days and because of this they are like strangers to each other.


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Plan B

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Plan B by Emily Barr, book reviewI have read most of Emily Barr’s novels and each one is fresh and enjoyable and you think they can’t get any better. However, having just read Plan B, they do get better and I was totally absorbed in this story from the moment I picked the book up! Emily Barr is such a good storyteller and she hooks you from the very start so that you don’t want to stop reading. I found myself snatching odd moments in the day to pick this book up, and now that I’ve finished it I’m almost disappointed as I didn’t want to stop reading.

The main character in the book is Emma and over half of the story is told from her point of view and is written in the first person.


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The First Wife

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The First Wife , Emily Barr, book reviewI am a huge fan of the writer Emily Barr and have pretty much read all of her books. Her latest book, The First Wife, is another great read, with lots of intrigue and mystery. However, some of her earlier books such as ‘The Sisterhood’ and ‘Out of My Depth’ are brilliant and take a lot of living up to! I don’t think that The First Wife ranks as highly as these but it is another top book all the same.

The First Wife is about a young woman called Lily who has not had the easiest of starts in life. Abandoned by her selfish parents as a child, she spent her teenage years looking after her ailing grandparents who die within a few months of each other when she is eighteen. Unfortunately, she is left with very little and having had a sheltered upbringing struggles to deal with life on her own in the big wide world.


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