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No second book disappointment from Felix Francis
on 14 September 2012
I bought Felix's first book the week it came out and enjoyed it a lot, just as i had his father's , so when this was released I had no hesitation in buying it. Some authors disappoint with their second novel (though whether this count as only Felix's second novel is a arguable point, since he does have several co-author credits to his name) but Felix isn't one of them.
Like his last book this one comes with "A Dick Francis Novel" over the front cover, though it is smaller than it was on the last one so hopefully in the future it will be removed entirely since I think Felix has gotten out of his father's shadow with this book. His style is similar to Dick's but doesn't come across as a copy of his father, plus there are differences, such as the fact that Felix's books tend to be a bit more raunchy (I'm not talking 50 Shades, just more mature than Dick's).
The book itself flows nicely and is very enjoyable from start to finish. The main character is very sympathetic and you find yourself willing him on to solve the mystery. There are some very emotional parts to the book where you will find it hard not to become a bit misty eyed.
Only small problem I had was the last quarter felt slightly rushed but only very slightly. Other than that I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone who was a fan of his last one.