Sarah’s Mini Reviews – Quick Reads Edit

In February I talked a little about the Quick Reads Project which was launched in 2006 to provide shorter accessible books for less confident adult readers. The Quick Reads Project lost its funding but the incredible JoJo Moyes stepped in and has provided the funding for the scheme to continue for a further 3 years.

I was kindly sent two of the short stories from this collection and today I’m going to review them.

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CO.pngCut Off

Mark Billingham

This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review

Louise is visiting her second home on the coast when she loses her phone in a cafe, feeling cut off from the rest of her world she panics until finally she’s contacted by the person who has picked up her phone. Unfortunately for Louise getting her phone back isn’t as easy and straightforward as she would like.

I enjoyed Cut Off. Louise is not really the most likeable character but I have to confess to be incredibly reliant on my phone, I even get slightly nervous when I go downstairs for coffee at the office and leave it on my desk!

Cut Off is certainly worth the £1 price tag as a quick read for yourself or as a gift for someone who doesn’t have as much time to read.

3 Stars

Buy it from – Amazon UK // Amazon US // Waterstones // Book Depository

Connect with Mark – Website // Twitter // Facebook

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CBClean Break

Tammy Cohen

This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review

Kate knows it’s time for a divorce from her husband Jack – he has a temper on him and is an absent father. The only problem with that is Jack doesn’t want to divorce and once he realises Kate has found another man his jealous rages escalate.

Clean Break is the first story by Tammy that I’ve picked up, but after reading it I’m certainly keen to pick up more. It may be a quick read but I absolutely flew through this, Tammy really packs a lot into less than 100 pages, with chapters alternating between Kate and Jack she manages to really connect the reader with both characters in such a short space, I really became invested in the story. Clean Break is unsettling and sinister and ends with a conclusion that will blow you away!

4.5 Stars

Buy it from – Amazon UK // Amazon US // Waterstones // Book Depository

Connect with Tammy – Website // Twitter // Facebook

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I hope you enjoyed the reviews! If you’ve read either of these let me know what you thought of them!

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