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on 10 August 2015
This feels like a second novel. A very good first novel had to be followed up. The themes of sexual intolerance are there though the attitudes to homosexuality seem quaint in modern Britain.
It says its a mystery - it isn't. The story is told from the point of view of everybody - the victims , the villains , the reporter ( who is forgotten after her usefulness to the plot expires ) and the detective ,of course. So there is no mystery . You know who the bad guy is and what he intends. You know it will be a race against time as the hero comes to the rescue. Many times the plot is extended by what come across as plot extenders and mis-directions - meant to increase tension but happen too often.
The first few chapters are a bit clunky but it picks up pace to a predictable end ( though there is one surprise which I wasn't expecting and won't spoil.
An average novel and quite readable