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This review is from: Denial (Paperback)
Peter James has to be one of the best british writers around today. His style is unique and he produces one fine novel after another. Denial is no exception with beautifully observed characters. Thomas Lamark has to be one of the most three dimensional madmen who despite his insanity still manages to be believeable and Peter James allows us to understand the thought process of Lamark. Similarily all other characters are well developed.
Such development in the hands of someone less skilled can very easily slow the book down but not in this case.
No doubt the short chapters are very effective. I found myself saying just one more chapter of three pages on numerous occasions only to realise that I had in fact I had read 50 or 60 pages in this mode.
Hints of Sunset Boulevard , Silence of the Lambs and Phsyco but in my opinion better than all of these.