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5.0 out of 5 stars Ali Knight gets better and better., 17 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Until Death (Hardcover)
Ali Knight's first book was a page turner, the second was better, this is the best to date. You can really see the author's craft developing. I started this book on a a half hour train ride to work one morning, and was compelled to take every snatched opportunity to read "Until Death" to its conclusion - the short chapters giving snippets of suspense in pill-like fixes until the kids were in bed and I could read uninterrupted and way past my bedtime.

A wife caught fast in an obsessive relationship, a controlling husband with a scheming mistress, children in the mix. A striving young customs investigator who stumbles upon the seemingly separate strands of stories intertwined; shipping, docks, crimes past, crimes planned, the lure of other lifestyles and the trappings of a penthouse - all interwoven in a well crafted web. As the characters' flaws and motivations were steadily revealed, mixed feelings of pity, outrage, and edge of the seat concern, were stirred - I cared what the outcome was, wanted justice to prevail, and was left thinking about the ending and its implications. Like an old fashioned fairy tale before they became sanitised, you knew to boo the villains, hope for the victims and cheer the heroes, but as the complexities and pitfalls of real life relationships, jealousy and foolishness are laid bare, flaws are understood and accepted - and sometimes seemingly forgiven when circumstances change.( Hansel and Gretel, their dad and step-mum spring to mind). The ever emerging connections, and the need to know what happens next kept the pages of Until Death turning. The twist at the end was both satisfying and disturbing. What more could you want from a thriller?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ooo N1 will never be the same again, 18 Mar 2014
This review is from: Until Death (Hardcover)
I spend a lot of time (too much time) around St Pancras and Kings Cross and this gripping read has made me view it in a totally different way. Amazing sense of place and of a marriage. A grim, horrible, twisted marriage though, but utterly believable at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great twist, quality thriller, 10 Nov 2013
This review is from: Until Death (Hardcover)
This book is a treat - a ballsy, modern take on a marriage in crisis that I raced through in two sittings. Most tales of disintegrating domestic situations have a mistress in the mix, as this book does, BUT Knight pushes the drama to extreme and twisted lengths. And this mistress? She is BRILLIANT! The hard hearted American blonde trying to move in on the loaded husband is a character that will stay with me for a long time - the only problem with this book is I wanted to see her in every scene but she is tantalisingly glimpsed only occassionaly. She's so of our age, that you immediately disagree with her but then wonder if she's talking a lot of sense! It's a well plotted and well executed book that I would give five stars to, but because of Sylvie, the woman all wives hope they never encounter, I would have given it six stars if I could have.
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