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2.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunities, 23 July 2012
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This could have been a reasonable example of the serial revenge slasher genre, but the characters were formulaic and one dimensional, there were unresolved plot lines and what seemed to be obvious factual errors. In fact, I wonder whether the author is not British, despite the plot being set in and around Torquay. There are various references to DCI Cowell and his colleagues putting on their uniform. It is unusual for the detective division to wear uniform routinely. Similarly, would Cowell really have reached the rank of DCI by his mid 20s? His superintendent was described as someone he had been at police college with, so either he was a stratospheric high flyer, or we were meant to work out he had been Cowell's tutor. While some authors get bogged down in forensic or procedural detail, this author seemed to skip over any areas that could have been researched - except perhaps details of computer games. The author says that he is keen for feedback. I would suggest he does his research, so that his facts are correct and errors don't distract from the plot; that he follows through on plot lines if he is going to bother developing them - we never did find out really why McGregor's attitude to Cowell changed or why she had been crying; and that he makes us care about the characters enough to worry whether they live or die. On the other hand, at less than £2 it was probably value for money.
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