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5.0 out of 5 stars far-fetched maybe but a very good read!, 17 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Moon Underfoot (A Jake Crosby Thriller Book 2) (Paperback)
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I thoroughly enjoyed Bobby Cole's debut novel featuring Jake Crosby's adventures so was glad to find the sequel. Again it is a really good read, although Jake himself seems somewhat subdued in this book. There is a rather far-fetched and occasionally comic plot centred around four old people which I won't describe so as not to spoil it for others. Suffice to say their actions put them in severe danger of getting tangled up with some very nasty criminals! The writing is clear and pleasingly grammatical, except for one word that seems to crop up in every American novel recently and which really annoys me - "normalcy". What's that about? There is a perfectly good English word "normality". The characters are generally engaging and the southern setting provides an interesting backdrop, although this one is less about the wilderness than the first novel. The final chapter, or epilogue, is a little bit twee but it does close off nicely without leaving any loose ends. I can't imagine a further sequel about this set of characters but would certainly read this author again.
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Initial post: 15 Jan 2013 07:51:23 GMT
Arnold Layne says:
Looks like another good book from Bobby Cole. If it is anything like Dummy Line, it looks like a page turning/ burning the midnight oil.

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 10:34:50 GMT
Jan says:
Thank you Maggie, someone else who realises that normalcy is not a proper word!
I thought I was the only person that knew this :-).
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