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3.0 out of 5 stars Good basic thriller with weak ending, 29 Jun. 2013
This review is from: The Sleeping and the Dead (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed this book and noticed many "red herrings" littered on the pathway to the conclusion. Then, as with many Ann Cleeves books, the murdered turned out to be someone the reader may not have considered during the story. A few clues (as cryptic as you like) would have been appreciated so that the reader could at least think "yes, of course, it pointed to him/her all along".

I find this problem with many of the Ann Cleeves books I have read, notably the Shetland trilogy (quartet?) where the denouement is presented to the reader with no indication why until the very end when a lot of explanation has to be done by the writer, instead of dropping a few hints throughout the story, which make it much more fun for the reader.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2013 10:07:36 BDT
Anon says:
Excellent review and I totally agree re the ending. This was a great book, I really enjoyed all the twists and turns, but the ending let it down big time.

Also, the discrepancies in dates irriated me, a bit of proof reading wouldnt have gone amiss to make sure the dates / ages lined up properly.
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