Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,748,526
Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway
Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway
Only buy this book if you read so many books each year you are after something completely different and will appreciate the strange lack of plot and ultimate pointlessness of the book.

It starts strong as a well written detective novel but after the first chapter the investigation disappears, never to be picked up on again.

The book does not even follow Hawthorn and Child although they do usually crop up (even if it is only for 4 or 5 sentences)in each chapter.

I am using the word 'book' rather than 'novel' as this is exactly what this is. It is an unconnected series of chapters detailing events without, in most cases, anything approaching a conclusion at… Read more