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A rather disappointing crime novel
on 29 August 2002
This book is about the murder of Detective Inspector Peter Diamond`s wife. She is shot shortly after the conviction of an organised criminal-a case her husband was involved with.
Police suspicion does fall on DI Diamond, and he decides to carry out his own investigation, to get to the bottom of his wife`s murder, as he feels that the police are getting nowhere. The book was devoted to this one case, and it began to feel rather overly long, as it struggled to hold interest. The book also had a slightly old fashioned feel to it as though it was written some time ago, although it was supposed to be up-to-date. However, this would not have been so bad if the book had a stronger ending. I felt that the ending of the book was very weak, and the solution didn`t really seem a strong enough motive for the murder, especially as some of the lines of enquiry that DI Diamond investigates during the book, could have lead to a more credible reason for the crime.