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Intelligent psychological thriller,
This review is from: Monster (Paperback)Unlike most of the other reviewers here, I really enjoyed this book and thought it intelligent and thought-provoking. I've never read any other books in the series and am not really a fan of this kind of throw-away fiction but didn't find it either derivative or formulaic. Perhaps because most of the action takes place either in the minds of the protagonists or in the past, other people found it dull - it's certainly not all shoot-outs and chases but I liked it all the more for that. The focus is on the minds and mind-set of the people involved which it makes it creepy, compelling and realistic: from the parents of the female victim to the past history of the town where a family was massacred, we're in the territory of human emotions rather than high-octane action.
The writing's not great stylistically and I did have to ignore the gratingly bad scenery descriptions but that apart this was unputdownable and I read it in 2 sittings.