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- Print Length: 405 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008DRX7D4
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- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #554,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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One of the problems with books in Kindle format is that unless they are page enabled you have no idea if they are a short story or a long novel, this is a long novel. Although not an all action thriller it is a very descriptive read and flows well. I did get a bit confused with the time line near the beginning where the Zack the main character sees the first death and Jason is introduced it is only covering one day but by the time it reached chapter 6 and the next day it seemed that too much time had elapsed and that Zack would have told one of his friends the same day about the death. After this there is little in the way of flash back. Zack the main character is a successful lawyer and irresistible to women, and some men, but because of the way he treats all of his friends and events in his past makes him seem to me to be a very distasteful character. I don't like giving the plot away but most of this is in the first few pages. We are left with the feeling that Zack is having a mental breakdown through either drink or drugs but the theme of the deaths that Zack sees sows enough seeds to want to find out the reason and is it something more than a breakdown. As the plot develops there are a number of sub plots mainly surrounding his first girlfriend Susan, in the book, who he dumps very early in the book and she desperately, very desperately, wants him back. I was gradually drawn into the plot and wanted to know, what was the cause of the deaths Zack sees and what involvement does Jason have in the story as initially he seems to be a sub plot but in reality far more. At the end it all comes together but still leaves something to the imagination. If you like a slowly developing story which at various times is a detective novel a romance and spiritualism then this is for you.
This is a story about love, friendship, loyalty, and obligation, and the way the characters interact for me is the best thing about it. These are recognizable people, with flaws and foibles, and I didn't doubt for one minute that they were anything but real.
This book operates on many levels, and that's what makes it so interesting. There is a spiritual/superanatural element , a romance, a stalking, but underneath it all lies a humanity that is genuinely touching. The ending presents two twists that I did not see coming. Recommended.
It's a supernatural thriller. Unusually, the protagonist is not at all sympathetic; nor are many of the other characters. The novel is nightmarish and dark. There are a couple of points where there's a dramatic plot development, and there are some interesting action sequences, but there are long sections in between where not very much happens. I usually read books very carefully, but I found that skim-reading this book worked much better.
Having finally read it through, I'm afraid I find the book to be overlong and too complicated. Some of the episodes in the book are written with a strong visual imagination, and I can imagine them combining to make an exciting film or television drama.
Not everyone has the same taste; I'm sure many people will enjoy this novel more than I did. I should point out that I don't read very many thrillers, supernatural or otherwise.
Caution is advised over the first couple of chapters,a flashback caused me some confusion,but after that, the story unfolds at a rate of knots and I was totally absorbed.
The story is set mainly in and around London,but there is an eventful trip to The Peak District,which has one of the book's most dramatic scenes,and the beginnings of the final,exciting denouement take place in The Cotswolds. There are many twists and turns along the way,and I found myself compulsively moving onto one more chapter, when really ready to retire,on several occasions.
The ending was a total surprise. There is the ultimate final twist, which was completely unexpected to me,and the author comes up with plausible explanations for the mysterious deaths that occur in the story, and for the events that have shaped the hero's character.
A book with a proper,satisfying,albeit not 'Happy ever after', conclusion. Recommended.
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