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feeblest Hill/Serailler yet,
This review is from: A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler Book 7 (Simon Serrailler 7) (Hardcover)
Increasingly, the books in Susan Hill's Serailler series seems less detective novels than episodes in a family saga/soap opera, with not very engaging crime stories attached. This one lacks all the ingredients one seeks in a crime mystery: suspense, a range of possible perpetrators, and a satisfying resolution involving credible psychology and motivation. As others have noted, it felt as though the author simply could not be bothered to provide these, or tie up the several loose ends. Although the series is readable enough, I do not find Serailler a credible character but rather a fantasy, and his sister, the doctor Cat, simply too good to be true. As a respected serious novelist, Susan Hill really must do better.