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Hard Landing
Hard Landing
by Stephen Leather
Edition: Audio Cassette
Price: 70.40

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its going to be a great series...., 8 July 2012
This review is from: Hard Landing (Audio Cassette)
A solid book with good attention and description to detail of very unfamiliar situations and environments, which made it a most enjoyable read.

Ex SAS Spider Shepherd plays an undercover cop in a CAT A prison carrying out a delicate operation of finding out certain information about a fellow inmate, who is a rich and highly influential drugs dealer. The plot is good and the action surrounding it is consistent throughout the book.

The only criticism is that the highly influential drugs dealer reminded me of the character "Grouty" from the TV show Porridge, which spoilt it a little.

I have given 4 stars, based on the fact that this is a very fast paced, easy to follow and keeps your interest levels engaged until the end. I did warm to Spider Shepherd despite his hard SAS background and will now read the other books in the series.

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Kate Linton Series Book 2)
Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Kate Linton Series Book 2)
Price: 1.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent second book in the series, 8 July 2012
Having read the first Kate Linton mystery (A Means of Escape) and thoroughly enjoyed it, I had high expectations of the second book in the series....and those expectations were all met!

The mystery centres on a suffocated former supermodel that DS Kate Linton and her superior DI Rob Brown are tasked to investigate. A sub-plot of vicious serial rapes provides the reader with plenty to ponder upon throughout the book.

The sequence of events and timings of information given have been very well thought out for the actual mystery, but also for the strong storyline of `will they, won't they' between Linton and Brown, where the dynamics and relationship between the two is entertaining and feels real. I am rather falling for Brown myself!

This is a great read and I hope it won't be too long before the 3rd book is ready.

A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series)
A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series)
by Joanna Price
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.18

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of intrigue, wit and suspense, 1 Nov 2011
A very well thought out and consistently gripping storyline. The reader has constant hypotheses throughout the book as to who is behind these murders, arousing more assumptions as to - why?

After a young woman is strangled to death on the top of Glastonbury Tor, we are introduced to the main character Detective Sergeant Kate Linton. Kate and her colleagues soon discover two other murders have occurred and are possibly linked. There swiftly follows an abduction of a local girl, so they are now under much pressure to find this killer before he kills again.

The unfolding of Kate Linton is very nicely done throughout the book in a non-obvious `let's write four complete pages describing her character' fashion. The reader warms to Kate instantly as she is droll, intelligent, compassionate and acts very much like a friend we've all got in our own lives. Her personal and family life is somewhat of a disaster area which adds to the overall likeability factor.

The author has a sound style to her writing which is consistent and most appealing. She introduces sub plots that create much intrigue and suspense without overcomplicating the storyline and there is good use of observational humour through each character which adds to the overall pleasure of reading this enthralling story.

Immensely looking forward to the next book as I feel only the surface has been scratched on D.S Kate Linton.

London Calling (Inspector Carlyle 1)
London Calling (Inspector Carlyle 1)
Price: 0.84

4.0 out of 5 stars Has all the right ingredients, 23 July 2011
For a debut novel, London Calling is crammed full of just about everything you require; plots, plans, sub plots, twists, drugs, booze, politics, graphic explanatories, sex, violence, facts and detail. On the whole this is a good read, a fairly short book that will retain your interest and keep turning the pages. The pace is fast and it is clear that the author is a creative and talented writer.....a little too detailed in places perhaps. (make, model, price, year in descriptions).
A recommended read and I look forward to the next in the series, as I feel Inspector Carlyle has much more mileage and will enjoy seeing his character develop.

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