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Yvonne has a young baby and is struggling to cope She is also new to Ireland and hasn t made any friends Like many other socially isolated mums, she reaches out to the internet Yvonne finds a community of like minded mums in NetMammy , an online parenting forum Gradually Yvonne gets to know the others that post online and she reveals and of herself Her husband is a workaholic and she needs these virtual friendships When one of her online friends stops posting messages, she sees the reports in [...]
Wow What a brilliant debut She tried to stay away from the topic of R alt n but failed He said he didn t mind, just poured her another glass of wine This time she savored it It was nice, feeling like this Relaxed A bit tired But happy Not drunk But happy Not drunk, but then drunk, or something like it She sipped at the wine again and blinked as a fog enveloped her Weird feeling Distant Strange She shook her head gently Drank wine a lot, at home Woush ent ushually She tried to say the words, but [...]
I have to be honest, I was expecting a lot from this book, including finesse around the writing itself For me this was a quick easy read, easy to digest over a few hours but did not stand out as anything spectacular really What s it all about It was crazy really, she had never met the woman, had no idea of her real name but she thought of her as a friend Or, at least, the closest thing she had to a friend in Dublin.Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothe [...]
It s been a long time since a book had kept me up at 2am because I couldn t stop reading, but this one did.A thriller about an Irish internet chat room for mothers, the story centres around pregnant Sergeant Claire Boyle and new mother Yvonne.Yvonne relies on the netmammy forum for company as she has recently moved from London with her Husband so doesn t know anybody in Ireland When a murdered young woman s body is discovered, Yvonne believes that she a friend from netmammy Claire Boyle is assig [...]
Do you really know all the people you talk to on the internet You may think you do, after all, we all give out little snippets of our private lives and thoughts on online forums, Twitter and Facebook, sometimes disclosing than we mean to but unless you have actually met the people, they are still strangers at the end of a mouse click.The story begins with Yvonne, newly married, a new mum and struggling to get to grips with a move from London to Dublin Her husband is always busy working and neve [...]
I have had to give this wonderful thriller 5 stars Rather than tell you what the story is about as you can see this from the blurb, I ll focus a little on how I felt and reacted to what I have read.I was lucky to get a complimentary book from Quercus Books via Net Galley and was anxious to read it The description of what the book was about grabbed my interest I wasn t wrong in my assumptions that I would like this book, I actually loved this book The storyline grabbed my attention from the first [...]
Publication Date 1st May 2014 from Quercus.Thank you to the author and publisher for the review copy.Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothers, for support Drawn into a world of new friends, she spends increasing amounts of time online and volunteers and information about herself.When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne thinks something is wrong, but dismisses her fears After all, does she really know this woman A cleverly plotted, realistically [...]
Thanks to NetGalley.Com for supplying an advanced reading copy of this book.New mothers can feel alone Nervous, anxious, tired and scared When the euphoria of the first few days wears off and the bunches of flowers are starting to shrivel in their vases, the cards are gathering dust on the mantlepiece and the hubby has gone back to work, all of a sudden the loneliness can set in and reality bites Some people walk for miles with their newborns, pounding the streets with their three wheelers, othe [...]
Yvonne is a young mother, whose life changed very quickly after meeting handsome executive television producer, Gerry Mulhern After dating only a few months, she found herself pregnant, married and relocating from London to Dublin Now, staying home with her baby daughter Roisin, she feels lonely, constantly tired and tearful, and judged by her new mother in law Unwilling to join local mother and baby groups, she turns for companionship and advice to an online forum called NetMammy Meanwhile, Det [...]
NetMommy is an online support forum for mothers or mothers to be People are not as anonymous as they think they are especially when they re doling out personal information in small doses over a long period of time.Sergeant Clair Boyle, who is pregnant herself, is investigating the death of a young woman As it so happens, someone has already called and potentially identified her as one of the mommies And then another mommie is found pposedly a victim of suicide, although her husband and family do [...]
An internet parenting forum doesn t sound the most likely place for a creepy murder tale to unfold But that s just what happens here in this chilling, goose bump inducing read Be warned, you may never feel secure meeting any online friend again First Line of Can Anybody Help Me It was the Mum that did it My Thoughts on Can Anybody Help Me The brief version of this review is I loved it The social media setting was so familiar and that made it all the realistic and frightening The book centres ar [...]
Can Anybody Help Me Detective Sergeant Claire Boyle is trying to carry on as normal in her job as the Detective in this novel, she is pregnant with her first child and over doing things Trying to find out why a young mother has been murdered,.I was eager to give this book a read when I read some great reviews on it And I certainly wasn t disappointed.I started it late at night, and then ended up staying up even later so I could get a good way through it Unfortunately for me, Real life keeps gett [...]
How much information about yourself, your family and your daily movements do you give away on internet forums, even if you don t intend to Are your online friends really who they say they are The crowd seems to be are a decent bunch chatty, funny, supportive but what if one of our friendly buddy readers was preying on the rest of us, luring us into a false sense of security, feeding off our information, stalking us, killing us Eek.
This story centres around the members of Netmammy which is essentially Netmums, the online forum where mums get together to discuss their children, offer parenting advice, and generally have a bit of a moan No offence to the Netmums members out there, each to their own, but it is really not my thing at all I have two young children I know newborns are tiring, and strange rashes can be scary, and I m pretty sure all parents at some time or other wonder if they are doing what s best but I certainl [...]
This is the debut novel by Sin ad Crowley and the first featuring Sergeant Claire Boyle It was interesting to read a novel where the police protagonist was pregnant And heavily pregnant at that It made her feel real, as though she actually had a real life and wasn t just created for a novel if you know what I mean.The novel is narrated from the points of view of pregnant Sergeant Boyle and new mum Yvonne and what I really liked about it is how it is based on the internet and how much information [...]
An enthralling mystery that drew me into the world of a network of mums and made me fear for their safety and shout out loud at their naivety Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothers, for support Drawn into a world of new friends, she spends increasing amounts of time online and volunteers and information about herself When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne thinks something is wrong, but dismisses her fears After all, does she really know this [...]
ARC from Netgalley.An interesting book, following the lives of a few women, based in Ireland, who have or are about to have children who are all members on an on line forum netmammy Very 21st century and a worrying thought of what we write on the Internet and how easy it is to fin out private stuff about others The book is well written and enjoyable, specially as it is the authors debut novel, a little slow to start, probably as I found some of the on line chat a little boring and unnecessary, b [...]
Serviceable mystery, read in a couple of hours Might have been 3 stars if there hadn t been a couple of completely inexplicable chapters which, even after finishing it, I can t link to the main narrative in any way I liked the setting and was pleased the author didn t try and shoehorn some stupid romance into the plot, as so often happens with these books it was a straightforward thriller I also liked the detail of the online forum which was what made me interested in this book in the first plac [...]
Being a lover of all things irish, including having an irish partner based on the blurb, I really thought this book would grab me in from the start unfortunately i m almost at the halfway point and not only finding it dull, but also hard to read At this point i m going to mark it DNF as i d rather spend my time on something a little gripping What a shame
Satisfactory read I guess I expected .
Review Can Anybody Help Me by Sinead Crowley I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it held my interest and had me engrossed Good characters and an interesting plot.
For a tale of our times you can t do much better than this one Yvonne, lonely and unsure after giving birth Having recently moved to Ireland from London she is being urged by her husband and midwife to get out and meet people, not really ready for that she does the next best thing and goes on line and joins NetMammy somewhere she can get advice and support All too soon the on line community has become something of a crutch as she logs on to check up on her new friend s lives One woman is of par [...]
I was really excited to read this book after reading the blurb, it definitely sounded like a book I would enjoy reading So I was ecstatic when I eventually got a copy from Net Galley and I couldn t wait to start reading This is about the fifth book I ve read this year from an Irish author and I have to say I am loving the change of scenery I ve been planning a trip to Belfast and Dublin and even though the books I ve read set there have been crime, thrillers etc it s still getting me excited to [...]
Absolute drivel, shouldn t have bothered reading to the ridiculous ending Don t waste your time and money.
With consciousness came distress Her eyes flickered open and met his but her thirst was greater than her feat and she moved her hand feebly on the blanket, her fingers flickering in the direction of the bedside locker adapted from Struggling with a new baby in a new city with a new husband, Yvonne turns to an online support group for help and support When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne is concerned but dismisses her fears She doesn t know the woman, after all But when the body of a [...]
Can anybody help me is a contemporary crime novel that investigates the stranger danger that the internet has created in recent times We follow two women in this story, Claire, the I can do it all tough detective who is investigating the murder of a single mother who disappeared after a night out Yvonne, newly married and with a 6 month old, is a stay at home mum who is having a hard time adjusting She s moved from London in not much than a whim, with a man she hasn t known for long and struggl [...]
I read this in one day, I couldn t put it down Detective Sergeant Claire Boyle is pregnant, and passionate about her job Yvonne Mulhern has recently moved to Ireland with her husband Gerry, and has a young baby When Yvonne hears of the disappearance of a young Mum, she is certain that she has been talking to her on online parenting forum Netmammy But will anyone listen to her And is Claire putting her own health at risk by getting involved This is a brilliant debut novel As a new Mum for the sec [...]
Okay this one was cool I finished this book last week, but for some reason I didn t write a review yet It s not because I didn t like the story, on the contrary.The outline of the book is actually quite lame, because it s about pregnant women communicating on an online forum When one of the women is missing, you follow a few of the characters on the forum and a police woman Obviously she investigates the missing Not the most original story, however it was very well executed It was nice to follow [...]
This review and many at Larissa and Friends Bookish Life2.5 starsI always looking for new Mystery Thriller novel or series to sink my teeth in to, so when I saw this one on Netgalley I had to check it out I am on the fence about how I feel after reading this book On one hand the mystery was very interesting and kept me guessing for a good while On the other hand, the book dragged a bit for me and whilst the forum conversations were very much part of the story most of the time, sometimes they ju [...]
I really enjoyed this fast paced and very up to the minute crime novel Although the title might have led me to think this was one of your standard fare women imperiled mysteries, it s actually as clever as the rest of the book An unusual feature was that the the underlying subject of the book was that of new or expecting mothers and how they reach out to support each other via social media I also appreciated the Dublin setting For some reason, though I ve read a lot of Irish crime fiction over t [...]