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Worthwhile debut thriller.,
This review is from: Dark Harbour (Scott Finn 1) (Paperback)
For a debut novel, this is a very assured piece of writing indeed; as a work of crime fiction there is nothing particularly original in the plot components, but the way in which Hosp combines the various elements of a serial-killer, big city corruption, organised crime and a legal thriller in one twisting plot is highly ambitious and in the main, he pulls it off very well. You will probably guess some of who did what, how and why, but part of the enjoyment lies in seeing just how all the strands pull together in the conclusion. My one criticism - which is just my opinion, you may feel differently - is that the final scenes are rather long and drawn-out before we reach the denouement. Aside from this it is a well-paced, nicely crafted thriller with good and interesting characterisations.
This is the first in a series featuring the character of Boston lawyer Scott Finn; if the other volumes maintain this standard I'll be well pleased; as it is, this is a pretty good stand-alone read.