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A typical serial killer/police procedural which lacks atmosphere.
on 27 April 2013
This novel promised to be a dark, tense murder mystery set in the stunningly beautiful Alaska. What I expected from that was a strong, dark serial killer/police procedural packed with threat. I expected the glorious Alaskan wilderness and beautiful scenery to be used to add layer upon layer of colour and shade to the plot. My expecations weren't met on any level. In Broad Daylight is dull and written to such a tried and trusted formula it offers little in the way of surprise. I feel so disappointed.
However; I did enjoy the historical aspects. I started to feel involved when the plot began to explore themes set around an ancient sect. Unfortunately, there's not enough of that which is such a shame. Developed further those themes could have rescued this novel and made it quite unique.
There's little here apart from a cat and mouse chase and a female police officer who's haunted by her past. You're basically following a series of twists and turns as you discover how she'll react to threatening and isolationg events. When the ending comes it's long overdue and you'll probably have guessed it well before you reach the last page.
If you want a lighter, easy to read, police procedural without challanges or tension you'll probably enjoy In Broad Daylight. I didn't. Wish I could give a 5* review to every novel but that wouldn't be honest and my review has to reflect my true, personal, opinion.