1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tedious and fails to grab my attention,
This review is from: Poppet: Jack Caffery series 6 (Paperback)
I am not doubting Mo Hayder's skills as a fine crime writer. The novels are authentically written. On this ocasion, I cannot give positive comments. To be honest, I struggled to be absorbed to the latest novel, following a rather sluggish and uncomfortably slow start. The middle parts start to pick up momentum, but dries down later. It is incredibly bland in many parts. The book is overshadowed by events in a mental facility regarding sinister occurrences. The key characters are neglected. I did not really engage to the chracters featured. I did not find the story gripping enough and straight away grab my attention. I find the ideas silly and childish. The ending seems rushed, as the author runs out of steam to maintain interest. I am utterly confused by the supernatural events featured throughout the novel. It heads no direction at all.The novel is so tedious and filled with waffle. The delivery let the novel down for me. It is not me at all. I have read with much better and faster paced crime fiction than this. Fast pace, engaging characters and a nail biting conclusions are key attributes of what makes a good crime read for me.Unfortunately, the novel did not tick any of the boxes the way I expected it, thus prompting a two star rating.