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The Innocents by Laura Lippman
The Innocents by Laura Lippman
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit ponderous, 21 Dec 2012
Had high expectations for this based on reviews but felt it a bit slow to get going and ultimately didn't live up to expectations. All the main characters will very unlikeable and quite annoying and I very easily guessed the ending and was hoping for one final twist that would make getting it through it worthwhile. Sadly disappointing.
Snatched by Karin Slaughter
Snatched by Karin Slaughter
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK, 9 Aug 2012
Love Karin Slaughter's work, especially the Will Trent books but found myself strangely unmoved by this. It started well but after a while felt a bit investigation-by-numbers with no real sense of intrigue or pace. Understanding that short stories are very different to full length works of fiction but nonetheless disappointed. Looking forward to Criminal though.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Was completely gripped by the first part of this book (a masterclass in reader manipulation) but the second half almost undid all the great work of the first. Can't say I can identify the twist that everyone seems to be talking about, as I felt the story just ran out of steam towards the end and just went on and on. Worth a read but ultimately disappointing.