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Could have been more gripping!,
This review is from: Old Gold (An Eoin Miller Mystery Book 1) (Paperback)
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Reading this book, I was reminded of The Bill and Eastenders. The characters aren't developed enough here to ensure that you want to know how the story unfolds. It is set in Wolverhampton, and does have genuine references to areas but it does seem to spend a lot of time describing that those areas are rubbish! Eoin Miller used to be a policeman but lost his way when he found an old man wondering alone in the street one day. The old man dies and Eoin can't cope.
He now works as a 'finder' for the Mann brothers who pretty much run things in the Midlands. There are one or two other sanctions involved but the friction and the meetings just reek of 'The Bill'. As a side story, Miller is looking for the missing son of a Policeman - this storyline had a predictable ending. It was very clear what was going on with the son and the father.
Miller's wife is still high up in the police but who cares?
As we most reads, a form of justice is served at the end and although just deserts are served, this book doesn't quite leave you wanting more.