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Good Promise But Holes left at the End,
This review is from: The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) (Paperback)
A supermodel commits suicide, all has moved on but someone is not convinced her collection of problems would lead to this and a down on his luck detective is hired to investigate.
I like the style of this book. The event occurs, we see the intial evidence and we then follow a detective unpeeling the mystery. Not a lot of action happens but we follow the clues and it's fun seeing if you can solve the case from what the detective sees. I saw somethings coming but far from all. There's a good bunch of characters to follow, a messed up family and lots of people with potential motive.
I liked the characters and it would have been up for 4 stars but the ending left too much unexplained. The explanation of the main event itself is pretty full with a few minor niggles. What's not explained (fully) is how a particular character is traced but more seriously, a very significant decision an important character makes is not explained when it seems doing the opposite is in their best interests. The decision is however good for a murder mystery.
It won't put me off getting the next one but it won't be the hardback and I'll expect better.
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Initial post: 14 Sep 2014 14:46:22 BDT
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Spoiler ALERT!: I also wondered why the police did not see any footprints in the apparently heavy snow which the culprit must have left if running from the scene. This seems another plot hole? Still I enjoyed reading this, and may give the second one a go.
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