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ARC Review – You think you know me by Clare Chase

ARC Review – You think you know me by Clare ChaseYou Think You Know Me by Clare Chase
Published by Choc Lit on December 3rd 2014
Genres: Romance, Mystery
Pages: 239
Format: egalley
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Sometimes, it’s not easy to tell the good guys from the bad …Freelance journalist, Anna Morris, is struggling to make a name for herself, so she’s delighted to attend a launch event for a hip, young artist at her friend Seb’s gallery.But an exclusive interview isn’t all Anna comes away with. After an encounter with the enigmatic Darrick Farron, she is flung into the shady underground of the art scene – a world of underhand dealings, missing paintings and mysterious deaths …Seb is intent on convincing Anna that Darrick is up to no good but, try as she might, she can’t seem to keep away from him. And as she becomes further embroiled, Anna begins to wonder – is Seb’s behaviour the well-intentioned concern of an old friend, or does he have something to hide?

In an Oyster Shell – This book was full of intrigue with the rhythm you would expect from British fiction. Lot’s of dialogue. If you like British fiction, this would be a fun one for you.

The Pearls – I really had no idea what this book was about when I started reading it. I was drawn to the book because it’s a part of that new genre Choc-Lit which I really do not understand. I was hoping this book would enlighten me, but it didn’t quite do that. Regardless it was a good read all the same.

The language of this book was something I grew to love. This book is everything British from the London setting, to all the little catch phrases this Yankee could not understand! It was odd to me at first, then the phrases started to make sense in context of the story. It all worked out.

The attitudes of the characters  was something to be acquired. The English can be fun for sure but they are little more formal and blunt. It’s interesting to come apart of that. I like blunt people, but the sharpness takes some getting used to.

The Sand – I felt like the middle was a little unclear. You really did not know what was going on until the last 15% of the book. It does all make sense by the end. It was hard to hang on in the middle. I suggest you do!

I give this 3 Pearls.

3 Stars

About Clare Chase

Clare writes romantic suspense and women sleuth mysteries, using London and Cambridge as settings. Brought up in the Midlands, she went on to read English at London University, then worked in book and author promotion in venues as diverse as schools, pubs and prisons. More recently she’s exercised her creative writing muscles in the world of PR, and also worked for the University of Cambridge. Her current day job is at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Her writing is inspired by what makes people tick, and how strong emotions can occasionally turn everyday incidents into the stuff of crime novels.

When she’s not reading or writing, Clare enjoys drawing, cooking and trips to the Lake District. Closer to home, she loves wandering round the pubs, restaurants and galleries of Cambridge, where she lives with her husband and teenage daughters.

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