Fiona Smith

"smithy"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (13 of 13)
Location: uk
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,683,051 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 13
Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid
Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As usual pacy and well written by McDermid. The development of Tony's character has been a long time coming and adds substance to the novels. It also moves them away from being books of TV programme, as most viewers think TV programme came first!!

The footballer theme was well developed, interesting and gripping . It also gave ithoughtful insight into that elitist lifestyle for a non football fan.

However the "terrorist" angle didn't really work in parts, with the exception of the effect on bombers family and how community was affected by the carnage glossed over.

The hospital scenes were not terribly accurate but could be ignored as content added to… Read more
The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
4.0 out of 5 stars gripping read, 30 April 2007
a well written novel with twists and turns expected in this calibre of thriller. The torture scenes whilst graphic were well written but not sensationalist. However it was let down by the ending. It seemed somewhat implausible and the murderer was not seen in the end as a realistic character. However it is an excellent delve into tortured minds and their actions
Tooth And Nail by Ian Rankin
Tooth And Nail by Ian Rankin
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars my first Ian Rankin, 12 Mar 2007
Have just read this and enjoyed it a lot. The plot was well crafted and the characters believable.

Despite being graphic and disturbing at times it was well balanced with wry humour and anedotes

I will certainly read more of this author's work