15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Another let down,
By A Customer
This review is from: With No One As Witness (Hardcover)
Whatever happened to the good Elizabeth George novels ? This latest is another depressing read....the serial killer theme has been done many times before in much better ways. In this book no reason is really shown for the killer's actions and no attempt to develop any of the suspect characters.
My main problem with EGs books - and it seems to get worse with each one - is her inappropriate use of English phrases - she attributes words and phrases to her characters that no English person would actually say.
The other side of the coin is equally irritating when she uses typically American phrases to describe something which is typically English. I find myself becoming more and more irritated with these ' misplaced phrases' throughout the book and it detracts from the plot.
As to the ending - I will not say more in order not to spoil anything for people who have yet to read this book...suffice to say I thought it very odd and it in no way contributed to the overall story line. Having said that, no loss in my opinion !