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Wink Murder

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  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited; Unabridged edition (15 July 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0857357190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857357199
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Jo Nesbo, Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell and Ali Knight were all choosen as Independent Books of the Year 2011. 'Knight's knack with plot ensures that everything rattles along nicely in Nicci French territory.' (Independent on Sunday)

'A really enjoyable read.' (Martina Cole)

'A tight-plotted, too-close-for-comfort thriller that races to the finish . . . pacey and disquieting' (Stylist)

'Tightly-plotted, high-pitched psychological thriller . . . what bright new talent Ali Knight does so successfully, and with a welcome fresh eye, is broach the great divide between public and private space.' **** (Daily Mirror)

'A fast-paced whodunit.' (Woman and Home)

'Knight's promising debut . . . crackles from first page to last . . . She could be very good indeed.' (Daily Mail)

'A psychological drama that grips from first to last' (Choice)

A tightly constructed, suspenseful thriller that will have you turning pages and keep you guessing all the way to the dramatic conclusion. (www.shotsmag.co.uk)

'A crackling, energetic read, full of action' (Sunday Tasmanian, Australia) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A psychological suspense novel from a debut author that will have you asking 'How well do you know the people you're closest to?' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
Which sums up much of the narrative. The heroine, Kate, is a woman who looks quite ordinary but who has almost superhuman powers. Not only does she solve the crimes which have baffled the Police, but she has Errol Flynn-like capabilities. The greatest example of them occurs in the final scene of mayhem, when despite hanging upside down from a window, she nevertheless manages to get back inside the room (how?) and quell her opponent.
The plot is over complex to the point of incomprehensibility, and frankly doesn’t really hold together. Characterisation is shallow, and there are grammatical mistakes of the “me and him went” type. However, this is the author’s first book, and I think she will improve.
Three stars reflect the fact that I read to the end.
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By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Sept. 2011
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I had high hopes for this novel, but it regrettably fell very short of the mark for me. It began well and the opening pages seemed to promise much, but then... around page 12, I checked the copyright page to see if it had been published by Mira, or the like; by chapter 9, I was really regretting picking it up.
The cast of characters consist of shallow, well-off, middle-class yuppies - the bulk of them working in TV media - reality TV specifically; rather fitting as no realistic people are depicted here - all are sketchily-drawn and self-obsessed - even Kate, our anxious heroine, who believes she's not like them (oh yes you are, JUST like them dear). The plot went from being unbelievably tedious to tediously unbelievable and at the speed of treacle going uphill; although it was not badly-written, the first-person narrative was devoid of any discernible style - it just never got off the ground with too much wittering - pointless digressions that defused the narrative.
Pacing was erratic; tension - a basic requirement for a psychological thriller - was largely absent, as was any attempt at levity - a little knowing humour could have made the whole thing a good deal more palatable. The plot twists and action just became more and more ridiculous - had the ground opened up and swallowed everyone in the end I would not have been surprised and I wouldn't have cared a jot for any of them.

I really hate writing a negative review of any author's work and I believe that Knight has it in her to write a good novel, but she isn't a natural crime-writer; I found nothing engaging or gripping here, far too many flaws and inconsistencies.
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Format: Kindle Edition
The author of this poorly written novel has clearly not heard of proof reading as grammatical errors and poor punctuation appear throughout. Annoying flashbacks and constant swearing make this a very low quality piece of work.
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Format: Paperback
Wink Murder is an unconvincing tale packed with errors. The story is told by the tiresome protagonist, Kate, a neurotic woman with an annoying propensity to change her mind more often than the British weather.
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Format: Paperback
I bought this book on the strength of good reviews. However, I cannot agree. Right from the outset this plot suspends belief. A woman finds her husband in the middle of the night drunk and covered in blood. He also appears to be confessing to having killed someone or something. What a trooper this woman is, as stopping only to visit the loo and make sure he is not dead, she decides to return to bed! I can't imagine many women reacting in this way but I'm afraid this sets the tone for the whole book. Our heroine changes her mind back and forth during every chapter on whether she can trust the father of her children but strangely it doesn't seem to occur to her to pin him down and ask him what is going on. However, she does carry on going to work and taking the kids to school so she's probably busy!
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By tallpete33 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Sept. 2011
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Wink Murder is described as a tense murder/mystery that stretches one woman's love and trust in her husband to breaking point as she suspects he is the perpetrator. As he came home that night covered in blood and rambling incoherently it was a fairly understandable conclusion to arrive especially as he became very defensive when questioned afterwards. Whilst the plot seemed quite intriguing, the execution unfortunately was not and became confusing and at times just a bit odd with some weird developments.

Kate Forwood was a difficult person to warm too. She had stolen her husband, TV exec Paul, away from his first wife but lived in fear of him straying from her as he was so handsome, successful and popular. You make your bed I guess. She showed her hand very early in the book, blurting out her suspicions to Paul's first wife (arch rival and blogger supreme) of all people only days afterwards leading to his arrest by the Keystone Kops - a pair of female detectives who seemed to arrest anybody vaguely connected with the victim. Her actions seemed to follow neither rhyme nor reason and I was beginning to wish the incompetent police would lock the whole cast up - vain, arrogant, ruthless and selfish to the core the lot of them (and that was just the women). The author certainly does not paint a good picture of television producers...

It could have been so much better had the author made better use of the husband/wife scenario but they spent very little time in each others company after the first couple of chapters so the psycological tension is lost apart from a clumsy and contrived scene in the Woolwich tunnel when....he looked at her a bit funny. The motives of the murderer were just plain ludicrous and the endgame stretched credibility and common sense I'm afraid.

PS Looks like the shill reviewers have been out in force for this one. Always take 5 star reviews from one-time reviewers with a pinch of salt.
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