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Impossible to put down,
This review is from: The Fulcrum Files (Kindle Edition)Take a classic novel and combine it with a modern thriller format, set it in the world-famous sailing hub that is Hamble, which was also where the Spitfire was built, and you have an idea of Mark Chisnell's latest offering. Very different in feel from his previous novels, it still has some of the the same characteristics; gripping plot, well-drawn characters and a sharp attention to detail.
Set among the politics and social system of pre-WW2 England, it incorporates a number of the issues of the day as well as the novel's central plot, surrounding the murder of the main character's friend. Pacifism, class discrimination, sailing, intrigue, romance, sailing... Part Erskine Childers' Riddle of the Sands part John Buchan's Thirty-Nine Steps, this has the potential to be a real classic - I read it in one sitting with just a brief break for my eyes. Looking forward to a print version which is going to solve a few birthday present problems!