- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Orion (29 May 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752874152
- ISBN-13: 978-0752874159
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,054,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cry for Help Paperback – 29 May 2008
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The biggest compliment I can pay Yorkshireman Steve Mosby is that he writes like the very best American thriller writers - with great focus, excellent plot ideas and a real feeling for exposing violence and cruelty. And, at the same time, he finds space for descriptive passages that enthral and enlighten. ... Cancel all other engagements for the day. (Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN)
this is a real page-turner of a book ... Mosby is definitely here to stay and a name to watch for the future. (CRIMESQUAD.COM)
Mosby has put his many talents to work on a much more impressive novel, which feels painfully realistic ... his writing [is] at its most imaginative and involving ... poignant and moving, yet it is written in a relaxed, often funny, style that makes the pages turn very fast indeed. (Natasha Cooper TLS)
"There is always a fresh, original slant to Mosby's writing. Excellent at capturing contemporary lifestyles and concerns, this is engaging story-telling delivered with panache and assurance." (DEADLY PLEASURES)
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As the novel moves along we are introduced to the character Dave Lewis who seems to have links to at least one of the dead women and also the killer's next victim. This throws up the question of whether the murderer has a vendetta against Dave and as the plot progresses Dave becomes more and more involved in a deadly game with the killer.
As with `The 50/50 Murders' this is a well written and well plotted novel. There are twists and turns and often your conclusions are confounded. This book would make ideal beach reading and I would recommend it, even though I think the best work is still to come from this author.
This is scarily realistic because of the age we live in; mobile phones, text messages, e-mail...would you be able to tell if it wasn't your friend who text you back saying that they were busy but would be in touch soon?
Mosby has a knack of making his characters realistic...albeit loners sometimes...and although I liked them, they have a dark tinge to them.
The book is partly written in the first person from the mouth of Dave Lewis who has a history with a few girls and works with his mate Rob on their monthly magazine 'Anonymous Skeptic'. The rest of the time it's a third person account of the action which also worked well and both styles kept me glued to the book, waiting to see what Dave was thinking and going to do next.
All in all a tense read that has you suspecting who the murderer is, only to make you change your mind in the next chapter.
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