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You'll have to read this twice - and you will want to!,
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I think she's done it again ... i read A Kind of Vanishing on a friends recommendation and really enjoyed it, so was very pleased to see this come out. Thompson writes a strong whodunnit, but her storylines and characters are so much deeper on many levels that the books need a second reading because first time around you will miss some of the detail and crafted prose as you get sucked in to the plot.
Like her first book, she moves around in time and uses the ability we all have to remember things as we would like them to be, rather than as they actually were, but this is not confusing, it adds to the layers.
Initially, I found it a little distracting that characters from the first novel cropped up in this one, I felt perhaps it was un-necessary - but since then it has occurred to me that in the first novel, two mothers 'lost' their daughters because of a crime and in this one, two children lost their parents or their childhoods because of one ... very interesting Lesley - yet again you have produced a crime novel that I am still thinking about a month after I read it ... well done!
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2013 11:11:20 BDT
J. Eve says:
I really like two of things you point out here: our ability to remember things as we wish they'd been, and the fact that in A Kind of Vanishing two mothers lose their children as a result of a crime, whilst in The Detective's Daughter, two children lose parents as a result of one. Really good observations!
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