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maybe one for the boys?
on 14 August 2007
Sorry if my title sounds sexist but I do like crime but this one just wasn't one for me. It was my first dip into his work and although it won't be the last, I won't rush out for any more. I found the vocabulary choices quite inappropriate at times and high class words stood out like a sore thumb. I didn't feel it lived up to the blurb.
Dr Jeremy Carrier did not appeal to me as a character at all. The only one who did was Dr Arthur Chess. Carrier often has an inner dialogue which became quite irritating. The plot, although formulaic, did keep me reading. Basically, Carrier is given clues to a series of murders carried out in the same gruesom fashipn as his girlfriend's. I thought they must have been together for a long time but it was only a matter of months.
With characters who were difficult to bond with, I don't really know who this book would appeal to. If you want to read a book whilst on a plance then this would be it. If you're looking for something deep and meaningful look elsewhere.
I do have others of his at home to read but I'm afraid they'll be pushed to the back of my tbr pile!