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Book Of The Month for September – Tick Tock by Simon Mayo

It starts quietly with a tick-tick ticking you can hear in your ears then you realise that other people can also hear the tick from your ears. Medical experts are calling it a new form of tinnitus but in days it spreads across the globe and then it starts to kill people. A schoolteacher, his daughter and vaccinologist are drawn into the mystery surrounding this new plague. Tick Tock is a timely and gripping tale which captures the fear and panic of a global catastrophe as witnessed by three people who are ensnared in the heart of a new pandemic.  I was totally riveted from the first page and read it in one sitting. It’s a tense gripping read with some thrilling twists.

I didn’t realise until after I had read this novel that the author is the same Simon Mayo who was a BBC radio presenter for many years.  I usually swerve books by celebrities because I can hear their voice when I’m reading it which is somewhat off putting, I’m glad, therefore, that I didn’t make the connection until I’d finished reading it. Having said that I enjoyed this book immensely, so much so that I think I’ll take some of Simon Mayo’s other novels out for a spin.

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Carole Ludlow

I was terrified of going through the menopause and whilst I glided through relatively unscathed, I didn't entirely escape its attempts to knock me down I firmly believe there is a positive side the menopause and to being an older woman in the 21st century. In my fifties I trained as a fitness instructor, which I did as a side hustle to my regular job of a college librarian. I also took up belly dancing and danced on stage in a city theatre and created my own fitness classes with hula hoops. Last year at the age of 61 I ditched the library job and now buy and sell vintage jewellery, run fitness classes and work part time from home in a customer services role. It ain't over till its over.

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