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Lost for Words
on 11 April 2013
Truly lost for words. I have read Savage Spring, the fourth in the Malin Fors sequence and cannot work out why an author as amazingly talented as this one should have to resort to what I can only describe as 'noises off' in his novels. He gives readers the voice of the corpse (written as italics) in the first volume and (if I remember) the voice of a murderer in the second! Continuing in this style in the third. Irritating to this reader to start with, but by this, the fourth in the series, whether a stunt, gimmick, expression of a deeply held belief, or just page fillers, I do not know and do not care. It drove me mad! Mons K does not need this to sell his books. His plots are tense, his writing when attending to the plot is tight, and his team of detectives second to none. We know Malin Fors is 'intuitive', please do not work it death, she has more than enough to contend with as it is.
Come back to the plots and the team of detectives please. Wilkie Collins more or less dealt with noises off in The Woman in White and even Conan Doyle touched upon similar. I hope Amazon sells us more from this talented author in the future and that he has left the psychobabble behind.