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An enjoyable read,
This review is from: The Turnaround (Hardcover)
This was my first novel by Pelecanos and it certainly lived up to the newspaper reviews I had read. The story engages you from the start and whilst the denouement comes as no real surprise (hence 4 rather than 5 stars) the journey there is immensely enjoyable. Pelecanos writes in a straightforward style but is able to evoke a higly atmospheric context. Characterisation is very strong and it is this which perhaps stands out most. You care about the characters and what happens to them. Ultimately, this novel is about family, friendship and loyalty.