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Good in parts
on 29 January 2013
This book was recommended to me by someone who knew the author, and pronounced it very funny - I like humour in books and decided to give it a go. She was right - it certainly is funny and actually quite a compelling story.
It features a hairdresser, struggling to keep his failing salon afloat who becomes depressed and mentally unstable after the sudden death of his mother, to the extent that he kills one of his clients when she upsets him. Several other murders follow, most of them unintentional, driven by circumstances. His life spirals drastically out of control as he endeavours to stay one step ahead of several people who suspect him, but justice finally catches up with him, although even then his ingenuity saves him eventually.
It's a black comedy, which I would have enjoyed much more if it had only been subject to some serious proof reading - I have never read a book with more errors than this one. I read the Kindle version, which may possibly explain it, but was nevertheless extremely irritating. I know that Andrew Lucas has other works in the pipeline and would suggest that he engages the services of a good proof reader - I'd do it for him myself (at a price).