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What a let down...,
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This review is from: Vanishing Point (Kindle Edition)I was bitterly disappointed with this book. It was a wish list read and I was delighted to pick it up in the sale for 99p. Tucked in immediately but after a few pages I found the poor writing irritating and intrusive. Ms Ramsay is overfond of adverbs. Almost every action is qualified by a description. Brady is yet another flawed cop with a disadvantaged and difficult background. But I felt little empthy for him. I was not impressed by the number of times he ran his fingers through his hair. I don't need to know that he opened a door quietly or sighed heavily. If the narrative is strong enough, these are actions a reder can feel rather than have pointed out explicitly.
The plot isn't exceptional enough to make this a rewarding read. I didnt get a strong sense of location (unlike Peter James and Brighton). I don't feel I 'know' anything about Whitley Bay or the North East. There's a lot of graphic violence which doesn't add to the story. It's not a strong psychological thriller where the graphic detail of mutilation and injury gives the reader insight into motivation. All in all, for me, a disappointing read; I gave up before three quarters of the way through.