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Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake Series #5)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2011

    Loved It

    I've read all of the books in the Shardlake series, and this one lived up to the others. It is fast paced and it keeps you guessing until the end. I have trouble with people who only give the book one star based on the nook price compared to the hardcover price. That has nothing to do with the story. I look forward to the next in the series!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2011

    Plot Keeps Twisting

    I have read the previous 4 Matthew Shardlake books and still didn't see most of the twists coming. There is a lot of attention to detail, which sometimes seems overdone, but I think the author paints a very clear picture of what is transpiring. You can almost place yourself in the novel and smell as well as see and hear what the characters are going through. Whether or not a true historian would be ok with the story, I don't know, but it seemed reasonable to me. I would, however, strongly recommend reading the others in the series in order before reading this one as I think it helps you understand the relationship between Matthew and Guy and Jack and Leacon better.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    HIGH EBOOK PRICES

    Like another nook customer, I too refuse to pay outrageous prices for ebooks when the hardcovers are less expensive and Amazon keeps their prices low. Barnes needs to be more competitive!

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    positive

    I love this series but I feel he relied too much on some old formulas to ge the result he was looking for-- and in the end, while I enjoyed the journey, was left a little unfulfilled.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    positive

    This was appealing on many levels, it had a lot of what I look for in an absorbing book that I can think about long afterwards. At times the writing was a little awkward for me but overall I would recommend it. We read it for our bookclub and generlaly people really did enjoy it, and they like all different types of books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    positive

    Overall, and enjoyable read and not at all what I was expecting. He takes his time with the imagery, which can be nice but at times comes across as long-winded. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and this is why I gave it a positive review. I felt they were nicely drawn and made me care about the novel in a way that would have seemed one-dimensional otherwise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

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    Loved it

    Next to Van Rae's novel, this was my favorite e-read since I got my nook. It is contemporary, never boring, and this author is a really great writer. The imagery he creates can send you straight into a mood you can't get out of even when you put the book down. Great read!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Great series!

    Educational and entertaining--wish there were more of them. The author seems to be writing about other things now--I hope there will be more Shardlake stories in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    One for the history, mystery readers

    Once again, Sansom has captured my reading. The battle was a different slant and the mysteries were woven together with the historical novel. I loved it!

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