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Aggressive with an Unbelievable Leap of Co-incidence,
This review is from: Blindsighted: (Grant County series 1) (Paperback)
Sybil is found murdered in the bathroom of a small town local diner in Grant County, USA by Sarah, the town coroner & paediatrician. Sarah's ex-husband Jeffery is the police chief and he heads up the investigation to find the murderer.
Firstly I must warn the reader that book includes quite a lot of very detailed and agressive language. There is quite a bit of violence, the murder of Sybil is particularly violent in its nature and the details of the injuries and sex attack are quite explicit. I have to say that I found the whole agressive attitude and violence a bit much for me. The atmosphere and tension throughout the book has a very agressive feel which I found uncomfortable. Other people may not have such a problem with this aspect of the book and may find that the description and tense and violent atmosphere brings the details to life.
The actual plot itself was going along quite reasonably, following the detectives investigation whilst having a side thread concerning Sarah and Jeffery's relationship and how this affected their working partnership. Then an event in Sarah's past comes to light, she tells Jeffery about it and he heads off on a vigilante mission which has no relevence to the current investigation. However, it turns out that, quite out of the blue, this event (I am not telling so as not to cause too many spoilers) which happened 12 years previously in a city 4 hours drive away is connected. What a wonderful coincidence that Sarah decided to tell Jeffery about this at just the right time to help with the investigation! It was an enormous leap for Jeffery to have made and it was a leap too far for me as a reader. It made the whole investiagtion quite farcical and unbelievable. Interestingly I had actually solved the murder quite a while before all this came to light based solely on my knowledge of American detective stories!
This wasn't really the book for me. I never really got involved with the characters or story and then found this enormous co-incidence a step too far. The style of writing wasn't of my liking either so I shan't be looking for further books by this author.