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1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious, 17 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Lasting Damage (Culver Valley Crime) (Hardcover)
Having stood in front of a large publicity poster for this book at my tube station for a couple of days, I was intrigued and despite having started a few Sophie Hannah books in my time and never finishing them, I decided to give it a go.

Had the story been kept to the Bowskills, I probably would have found it a bearable book. However, the large parts of the story given over to the newlywed police officers drove me insane! I have gathered that they are regular characters in these books so without knowing their background, maybe I am being a bit unfair, but the bride is so neurotic and insecure that you just have no empathy with her. The groom, some policing genius by all accounts, cuts the honeymoon short to deal with work?!

I found that there was no character you could really sympathise with, all the women in this book are snivelling, whiney victims and I just didn't like any of them. I found large parts of the story were repeated, one character would have a discusssion with another and then relay it, in full to a different character for which I found there was no need. It is tedious, over long and boring for the most part.
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Initial post: 20 Mar 2011 08:42:21 GMT
Julia says:
Couldn't agree more. or written it better myself!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2011 14:18:21 BDT
M. Squirrell says:
I too whole heartedly agree - irritating
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