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Not my favourite Stephen Leather character
on 30 January 2012
This is the third book in the Jack Nightingale series, a supernatural series exploring the afterlife, and communicating with the dead, notably Sophie, a young girl Nightingale was powerless to stop from dying when Nightingale was a cop. Truth be told this isn't my type of book but being a fan of Stephen Leather's other books I was interested to read it. I must also add that I had not read the first two in the series but despite this I was able to follow the characters which were already established pretty easily.
From the perspective of the genre - if you don't like supernatural stories then this isn't for you.
That aside, the book is well written, and I can see Nightingale having another ten books written about him and it's definitely a page turner. Somehow though, the character feels a bit predictable - a bit of a Nick Nolte-type good cop who drinks too much who's a good guy at heart and does what he has to do to get the job done.. a bit cliché I suppose. It's an easy quick read but I'm just used to a bit more from this author.