Top critical review
Spoiled by terrible editing
17 September 2013
When a murderer is released on the grounds of an unsafe conviction, it falls to Joseph to reinvestigate the old case of a young girl who was murdered in a small town in Wales supposedly by a local man with the mind of a ten year old boy. Everybody in the village is certain that he was the killer so getting to the bottom of the story isn't going to be easy. But the clues are there, just keep your eyes open.
It's a good story (although much shorter than I realised when I bought it) & I really like the Trevor Joseph / Peter Collins combination & think their partnership works well.
What did really spoil it for me (which is why I've given it for so few stars) was the editing.
1) For some reason the font size changed from page to page or even sentence to sentence.
2) Occasionally the next word would be on the following line. When this happened during a conversation, trying to work out who was saying what made for very difficult reading & stopped the flow of the story. An example of this & the font size change would be location 789 -
".........saying Anna had boyfriends. Did you interview any
(Them in normal font size, the rest in smaller).
3) Words were run into each other e.g. remainedand (remained and) hismam (his mam)
Such a shame that more care wasn't taken but it's still a good short story & well worth reading.