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A gripping but flawed read,
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This review is from: Cold Earth (Paperback)
The story is presented in a somewhat tantalising way and reads as a page-turning thriller. It's well written - the prose is straightforward and fluent. Suspense builds nicely. In many respects Sarah Moss is teasing her readers which generally works - I found myself wanting to reach the end in order to discover whether the paranoia surrounding the virus was justified. Alas, the ending did not match expectations. The author should not have included the final 'chapter'. Instead the penultimate chapter would have been a wonderfully ambiguous ending. Also, there needed to be a better delineation between the 'voices' of the characters (Nina was fine but the others tended to blur). That said, this is an imaginative novel and a promising debut.