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His worst book yet, and I'm a fan!
on 24 September 2013
This is his worst book yet imo! I hate to be so negative, but it doesn't even read like a Linwood Barclay book, and I've read most of them. Totally different style for one thing. As a novelist myself, I am not impressed with the almost amateurish writing technique used... mixed tenses within chapters and scenes are a complete no no for me! Just couldn't get into it! This is a first for me with Barclay, who usually grabs me within the first chapter. My husband, also a fan of Linwood Barclay, is struggling with it now too, and 4 chapters in, says he can't get into it yet either. Hope this isn't a new style of his emerging... OR could this possibly be a much earlier book written long before he made it big time, and he thinks he can get away with it now he's popular?! The editing of this book is poor as well! Sorry to only be able to award this 2 stars.