5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Slower paced than 13 hours but still a worthwhile read,
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This review is from: 7 Days (Hardcover)
I enjoy Deon Meyer's novels immensely and 13 hours in particular had a 'high-octane' narrative drive. In contrast Trackers was more about an intriguing and very clever plot (although this wasn't to everyone's taste judging from some of the reviews). Seven Days is a slower paced novel than its two immediate predecessors and is also much more introspective. The author wants us to develop a better understanding of the central protaganist, Benny Griessel; who is, for me, one of the more interesting detectives in crime/thriller literature. The fact that he is an alcoholic may be something of a cliche but he is believable. Through him the reader gains some real insights into the South African police force and the wider social, economic and political context of the country. I also liked the fact that one of the more interesting characters from 13 hours, Mbali Kaleni, returns. Overall, not as exciting as 13 hours but much more thoughful in tone. Recommemded.