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I am reading this book just now in bed and I am coming to the end so I'll be able to post properly about it tomorrow but just wanted to say that it is so heavy that I have spent the last week or so in agony trying to read it in bed. I can't read sitting up so lie on my side and hold the book. This book has absolutely crippled my shoulder joints and I spend the days feeling like I have been lifting weights. I can't wait to finish it. Great read though!

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Will look forward to your review Hazel. Joe Hill came on my radar when I read an article/review of him in a Sunday paper and mentioned some bloke who is also his father :)

On the strength of that I downloaded Heart Shaped Box his first novel which got rave reviews.

Still to read

p.s Try sitting up in bed or more pillows :)

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So I finished it - a while back - and got the feeling back in my arm. It's soo heavy to read in bed.


Victoria has a gift for finding lost things. She rides her bike, enters the Shorter Bridge Way and lo and behold she is exactly where she needs to be and finds things that are lost.


Charlie Manx is an evil man and he has come back with his black Wraith car with the registration plate NOS4R2. He takes children for a very long ride in the car and promises the gifts galore in Christmasland.


Victoria and Charlie's paths cross and an adult Victoria, who has long believed that her bike rides were an elaborate dream, has reason to go after Charlie.


That's about as much as I can say plot-wise as I'd like not to spoil it all, but safe to say this is an amazing read. I was kept gripped and creeped out throughout the journey and I am also reading Hill's comic about the car and Charlie Manx.

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