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The Killing Room: 3 (The China Thrillers) by Peter May
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Decision, 27 Aug 2013
I found this book very difficult to rate, so hedged my bets and settled for 3 stars. Peter May always tells a good story and keeps you reading. I like his characters, who have real lives as well as chasing murderers. I like his depictions of China; this book is set in Shanghai. But, as usual, you will need a strong stomach for some graphic detail and a blow by blow account of an autopsy. Not everybody's cup-of-tea. Do I want to read the next book in the China series? I'm not sure. Probably I will, I want to know what happens to the characters!
A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler Book 7 (S&hellip by Susan Hill
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading, 16 July 2013
I find the Serrailer novels impossible to put down - except when the tension gets too much! I like her characterisation, family background to the characters,their believable lives, and she composes the plots very skilfully. However, some bits are quite horrible. If I lived in 'Lafferton' I'd be moving elsewhere!

The Pure In Heart: Simon Serrailler Book 2 (Simon &hellip by Susan Hill
I'm a fan of our hero, Simon Serailler. I find Susan Hill's books compulsive reads, I like her characters who are 'real' people and the way she thoughtfully raises and considers serious problems of our time. However, some of this book is hard to read, as it concerns an abducted child. Hill presents the feelings of those most concerned extrememly well, I think, and it makes for tough reading in places, for me anyway. But it didn't stop me finishing the book1