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Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott
Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott
3.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious but flawed, 25 July 2014
The story was interestingly thought out, if a little far fetched. On a general note of police procedure, no police resources of this size would be assigned to a "case" while there was no evidence of any crime having been committed. And this didn't happen until halfway through the story. Also, telling the story from the individual characters is alright sometimes but not in the case of Robert, for two reasons. Firstly, as you have to keep the reader guessing, he is having to withhold some of his thoughts and this doesn't work. Secondly, most of us, not being psychopaths, cannot identify with his thinking. The writing style generally sometimes involves unnecessary "padding"… Read more
The Marriage Certificate by Stephen Molyneux
The Marriage Certificate by Stephen Molyneux
It was a well constructed story which ended with the right descendants inheriting. The "loose end" was what happened to the other organisation who were also trying to find the right inheritors? We never got any reaction to their failure. It was left "in the air". Nevertheless a very enjoyable read.
Secret Smile by Nicci French
Secret Smile by Nicci French
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating, 29 Mar 2014
On the whole, I enjoy Nicci French novels. But what I found irritating with this one, was the constant refusal of Miranda's friends and close relations, to believe anything she told them about Brendan. It was almost as though he'd hypnotized them. I also found that a friendship between the policeman Rob Pryor and Brendan pretty unlikely (unless he'd been brainwashed as well). I would have thought that acquiring the remaining rope from Brendan, that Troy had used to hang himself, would alone have been enough to initiate an inquiry into his death. To sum up - good narrative style but too far fetched.