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Lots to like about this, a good read.,
This review is from: Until it's Over (Hardcover)
No doubt about it these two put in a credible effort each time..though having said that, their latest, Blue Monday is rather under par.
This one follows their more usual pattern a 'woman in peril' novel. Nearly all their heroines seem to have unusual jobs, thus making their day to day lives more interesting than those of us stuck in front of dull screens. This time Astrid is a bike courier and she has a very close circle of friends. This latter point is also often a feature of French novel in another book I remember a group called 'the crew'. This time the group shares a house with Astrid and it may be that someone in that house is not what they seem, or is it an outsider that threatens Astrid's peace and maybe even her life.? The book goes on at a cracking pace we soon get a murder and that's only the first, lots of incident some sexy bits, some nasty characters to hate and a good description of modern London life. The writing duo are very competent at drawing a variety of characters and their interaction. The second part of the book moves from Astrid's point of view to that of the baddie and it is less well done, in my opinion. If there is a fault it is the plot is a bit flimsy and unbelievable and I found it all ran out of steam rather towards the end. I have found that in other French novels it may well be just me but I find that these writers are better at setting up plots rather than tidying the ends up in a suspenseful and satisfying conclusion. Well worth aread though.