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The Delta Chain
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2012
This isn't the kind of book I would normally choose but it found its way onto my Kindle during a late night download sesh and I turned to it late one evening. The beginning was a little confusing as the story jumps from one new character to another before you know very much about them but once I was upto about 25-30% I was hooked.
I made a note of each new character in the end to help me keep track and found this helped me. There are around 40 named characters but most are peripheral to the main gripping narrative so it can be hard to remember what the character did last time, by the time you come back to them!
I noticed the typos and errors mentioned by other reviewers but I didn't think they detracted from what was a very intriguing storyline.
This book had me "turning the page" far beyond the time I had planned to read until and far into the night!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2012
Overall a good thriller, some of the characters are stereotyped, and although the ending was not entirely predictable I felt that there were enough pointers to it for it not to be a complete surprise. I'm not too sure either that the timeline hangs together. Having said that, a good holiday read if you don't want to have to think too deeply.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2012
I bought the Delta Chain immediately after finishing Disappear by the same author because I enjoyed Disappear so much, however I quickly realised that I wasn't anywhere near as good.

I found that the introduction of so many new characters a little bit confusing and couldn't quite get to grips with the story line because of it. I had to keep reminding myself of who the action was taking place with.

Saying this I still enjoyed it and thought that it was a clever plot line, if a little disjointed.

I would definitely recommend Disappear though!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2012
First off, let me just say that the story is a good one. As others have said there is good strong characterisation. However, regardless of how good the story is, the author (or editor?) really should have picked up on errors. One or two you can forgive, but when three and four come along, enough is enough. Examples - a police chief who arrived five years ago, a few pages later turns into someone who has been in post for 18 months; a daughter in law called Mandy, turns into a daughter in law called Amy. Sorry, I know it's a free book, but this sort of thing is just sloppy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2012
I could not put this book down, it was great how it all came together, I read about 4+ books per year [only on holidays] and this one founds its way onto my kindle. Its a thriller with crocs, murders, and a large company at the center of it.
I did not follow the beginning to well, that might have been my fault, but I do not think so, but it was still entertaining to read & I am glad I read it to the finish, once I was 30% into it, it was hard to put down.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 20 May 2012
A good read I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good plot with characters that grow with the story, plenty of pace to keep the pages turning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2013
I give this book 3.5 as not quite worth 4 stars. There were several story lines and I couldn't figure out how some of them fitted in with
the rest of the book. However, the strands did come together in the end.
The story moves from poaching of alligators in Florida and 2 years later of crocodiles in Australia. There are gruesome deaths involved
- of people, not animals!
Then there is a thread of an ongoing virus in the computers of a major research institute in Australia. We quickly realize the firm
running the unit has a hidden agenda. Kate is brought in to solve the computer problems and gets caught up in danger.

Adam, Kate's boyfriend, is a detective investigating naked bodies washed up on beaches and they cannot be identified.
A pushy female reporter will stop at nothing to get a scoop.
There is a religious cult and when a young man escapes their clutches, he is ruthlessly pursued.
A fisherman, his girlfriend and her stroppy teenage son become involved in one of the plot lines.
An aborigine tracker tries to help Kate discover who murdered her brother.

I cannot say more without spoiling the story, but like other readers, I found just too many characters. There were so many chains of
command (no pun intended!) of the baddies - most of whom had met when in the army in Vietnam. I got confused as to who was who - which
is where a real book scores over the Kindle. It is much easier to flip back pages than scroll the Kindle back to check on things.

However, I did enjoy the book, despite quite a few typos, and would recommend it as a good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2012
The term "page-turner" can be over-used, but it certainly applies to this novel. Good characterisation, plot and narrative that make you desperately want to find out what happens whilst not wanting the book to end. I shall be looking for more from this author when I next want to stay on the edge of my seat!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed it - some punchy twists in there, and the driving characters had me hooked into their lives and conflicts. The plot is edgy - with barbs that make you just want to read on.

I totally recommend The Delta Chain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2012
I really enjoyed this thriler. It was cleverly written with a number of sub-plots being developed within it each could have formed a book in their own right. Then towards the end of the novel each of the sub-plots is merged to become one story. It is one of few stories I have read recently where all the way through the book I had no idea of what the ending would be. Story and characters were developed with each chapter. Second novel I have read by the writer and am looking forward to another.
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