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Loose ends and inconsistencies,
This review is from: The Dog Who Came In From The Cold (Corduroy Mansions) (Paperback)
I have only started this second book in the new series, but am already wondering about a couple things:
Firstly, I don't like inconsistencies. The first thing I read in this book is that Eddie, son of William, is 28 years old. So I think: OK, this story is set 4 years after the last one. But soon after I find out that only 6 months have passed since Eddie moved out from his father's flat.
However, in the first book, Eddie is only 24. And now, 6 months later, he is 28?
Also, whatever happened to that luncheon that Barbara and Jenny were supposed to have to discuss, I presume, how to get even with the nasty Oedipus Snark. Nothing ever came of that. And now it's 6 months later, and unless they have had their lunch, and we were simply not informed, it didn't happen after all, and we weren't informed of that either - unless we will be informed about it at a later state.
Then there is James who, in the first book, had been offered a job with a gallery, and now he has just finished an unpaid 6-week internship with an auction house and is waiting to see whether they will hire him?
And what happened to the "girlfriend" he seemed to have found towards the end of the book? No mention of her in this one. No, it's Caroline after all who he is together with.
Also, we have been told in the first book that there is a basement flat in the house, but not whether someone lives there or not. And if not, why not?
And lastly, we never heard the end of Hugh's story (Barbara's fiancée), about what happened in South America and what happened when he was with the family of one of his pupils and, presumably been held by them for the 3 months.
Inconsistencies and loose ends - just hate them.