Woman of State

Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Title: Woman of State
Author: Simon Berthon
Published: July 17
Publishers: HQ
Pages: 384
Price on Amazon: Hardback: £12.08 Kindle: £7.99
ISBN: 9780008214364

One act can change your life forever. 

It's 1991 in Belfast, Marie Anne McCartney agrees to do a one of mission or her boyfriend who is a part of the IRA. She's told there will be no violence and she will be okay. She is lied to. In order to survive eighteen-year-old, Marie must flee Belfast and start again. 

It's now the present day and Marie is now a human rights lawyer appointed as minister of state for security and immigration. Can she keep hold of her new life or will her old life rear its ugly head?

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn't it very far in this book I must admit only about ten chapters. I found it didn't grab me and entice me to read more and I just wasn't enjoying it. So, unfortunately, I am unable to give a full review on this book.  I shall be giving this book a single star as I won't be reading it again and won't be recommending it. I found it very slow and rather boring. 


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Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

Title: Birdcage Walk
Author: Helen Dunmore
Published: Nov 17
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 416
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £3.85 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN: 97808021227143

She is his property, law and custom says so.

It's 1972, the French Revolution is well underway and Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles. Recently married to John Diner Tredevant who is a property developer heavily invested in the Bristol housing boom and is set to lose everything with the social upheaval from the prospect of war on the horizon. 

Diner is determined to squish his wives independent and questioning nature by coercion and forcing her to live as he wishes. His passion for Lizzie deepens to the darkest parts of the human soul and soon Lizzie finds herself in grave danger.

I got the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. To be honest I got half way through this book felt nothing had happened yet. I must admit I was bored by this point. I gave up on the book so therefore am unable to give a full review. 
This book was an extremely slow book and it did not engage me in any way. I found I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. therefore I am only able to give this book a single star rating as I won't be recommending this book nor will I be rereading it again.


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