'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

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'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby cushty » Mon May 26, 2008 7:08 pm

some of us are going to read and discuss 'Red Leaves'

from an Amazon reader's review ( courtesy of Sina)


'A brilliant, poignant novel from a brilliant writer., 25 May 2006
By C. J. Simmons "Crimesquad.com" (UK) - See all my reviews

"What can I say! I loved this book. It is a suspenseful novel which centres on the disappearance of a little girl. The novel is seen through the eyes of the main protagonist, Eric. Amy Giordano has vanished, presumed taken whilst being looked after by Eric's son, Keith. As the days stretch by without Amy being found, suspicion grows within what had been a harmonious family unit. Were they ever such a harmonious family or was it all just a big lie?

I have loved previous novels by Thomas H. Cook and feel he isn't given the credit like other American novelists in Britain. This novel drip feeds you the suspense as past and present begin to overlap. This is not a book with high drama and car chases. This is a little sample of reality, of what can and does happen to a normal family when lies and suspicion threaten to explode all your ideals.

This is a very humane and poignant book. I couldn't put it down."
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Torti » Tue May 27, 2008 1:46 am

I'll grab a copy at the library as soon as it reopens after the holiday weekend here. This one sounds good.

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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Iseult » Tue May 27, 2008 4:06 pm

I got mine today. £12.99 for a hardback copy, but there was a sale on (Books etc.) So I managed to pick it up (softback) for £1.75!!!! :D
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby cushty » Tue May 27, 2008 4:30 pm

well done - that's cheaper than secondhand

I paid £3 with postage on e-bay
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Iseult » Tue May 27, 2008 6:45 pm

I know, I couldn't believe my luck :lol:
It's worth checking out the shops.
I was going to buy it online, glad I didn't now.
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Plath » Wed May 28, 2008 3:18 pm

Hope I can get hold of this one in time. Didn't manage with The Echo. Got it too late. Had to pay £7.99 for it, which was a bit much for me. Hope I can get this one cheaper. Will try. :D
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Torti » Fri May 30, 2008 2:39 am

Got a copy of Red Leaves at my library yesterday and I've finished it already. It's a great read and hard to put down. Won't say more until others have had a chance to have a go at the book.
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby cushty » Fri May 30, 2008 12:11 pm

read it for 30minutes at bedtime - couldn't sleep, so put light on again at 2.30am and read three more chapters

could have read more if my eyes would have stayed open :D
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Re: 'Red Leaves' by Thomas H. Cook

Postby Torti » Fri May 30, 2008 2:24 pm

cushty wrote:read it for 30minutes at bedtime - couldn't sleep, so put light on again at 2.30am and read three more chapters

could have read more if my eyes would have stayed open :D


Yes, cushty, it's that good of a read!
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