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Acid Row by Minette Walters
Acid Row by Minette Walters
1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
As stated above, this is a gripping and deeply disturbing novel about modern revolution.
Set on a run-down, inner city council estate; we find all the modern scourges of crime, poverty, drugs - and the dire consequences of one too many ingredients to the already simmering pressure-cooker.
Children missing, abductions, paedophiles, unlikely heroes - incredibly desperate situations and the thought provoking reactions of those within the horror - all this adds up to an incredibly clever and intelligent novel, that can only be read in one sitting.
If you have never read this author before, I can think of no better introduction - a stimulating and enjoyable read, that will in time… Read more
Birdman by Mo Hayder
Birdman by Mo Hayder
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
What an outstandingly breathtaking novel this is!
We meet Jack Caffrey the detective, who has a good few skeletons in the closet to keep us interested - along with a satisfyingly complicated love-life (meet the deliciously twisted Veronica!).
The plot is entirely unique, and very, very grisly too. Hayder has done well to keep all this believable and tethered to reality. Set in modern London, in the shadow of the Millenium Dome, the story rockets along at an ideal pace, with twists and shocks galore!
This has been one of the most gratifying reads I have had in a long while. If you enjoy Val McDermid, this is a must for you. Would also appeal to those who read: Kathy Reichs,… Read more
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive Debut, 14 Feb 2003
As indicated this is a first novel for this author - with the second 'Kisscut' also just released.
I was impressed with the engaging and easy style with which she writes - it is a gripping story, which holds your interest well. There are believable characters (including the victims) with whom one becomes involved very quickly and with no real effort.
The story is satisfyingly grisly in keeping with modern standards, and I feel this book would appeal to people who enjoy: Val McDermid, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Boris Starling etc.
I look forward to reading the second instalment in this author's promising career.

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