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Good novel, shame about the ending.
on 6 August 2014
Unlike Bale's other books there is less of a hook in this to drag you instantly in. However, it's worth persevering as the story line is good, great characterisation and a very meaty content.
As each page unfolded I became more and more immersed in the tale. Although I have also enjoyed Bale's other novels this one has greater depth, superior detail and the style is fairly different. It's a skilfully crafted novel and a more sophisticated work than other books of his that I've read.
My one disappointment was the lack lustre ending where the story simply splutters out. Almost as though the author had reached a writing time deadline, or wasn't really sure how to finish. Either that or he has a sequel in mind? But I hope that isn't the intention. Either way, sadly the finale didn't do justice to the main body.