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3.0 out of 5 stars It was OK, 17 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Dead Water (Shetland Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
I read this book because it was set in Shetland, but it was not as gripping as the first four in the series. I could not work out whodunnit before it was revealed but by then I didn't really care much, and the result was a little far-fetched based on the characters that had been presented in the earlier part of the story. I don't like the clumsy, repetitive way of describing people. For example Sandy is described as being rather dim so many times you end up wondering how he became a policeman, and it also seems to imply that he is dim because of where he grew up, which is nonsense. I am however, looking forward to the TV series that has been created as a result of this series of novels.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2013 01:56:58 BDT
GRB says:
The TV series (first) was a lot worse than the books. I was prepared (as a born & bred Shetlander living in mainland Scotland) to rubbish the books, but they are mostly OK (well - minor points - anyone with a name of Perez is very unlikely even if he was descended from a shipwrecked Armada sailor; and "Ravenswick" is very improbable since "ravens" are called "corbies" in Shetland and give their name to several places; and Up-Helly-Aa is definitely for locals and not aimed at tourists). But the books are a good read (but hardly Scandic noir). However the TV series was very inaccurate and didn't follow the books in order, plot or place (which compounded the minor inaccuracies in the books) - and was, frankly, a bit boring.
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