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A Fatal Intervention (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
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With the rape allegation withdrawn the central character, a young Manchester-based barrister, is off the hook, but instead becomes hooked on the tragic back-story of the woman who (falsely) accused him. He follows her to London, where he has a series of encounters with nasty people, none of which really go anywhere (the nasty people don't appear again). He also starts to receive some sinister rhyming text messages, accompanied by the murders of people connected with his professional life. Back in Manchester, he eventually discovers who's committing the murders, in a reveal that just (and only just) stays short of the "you didn't guess who the murderer was, reader, because we didn't tell you they even existed until page 436' school of crime writing. Meanwhile (and rather frustratingly), the central mystery the lawyer has been trying to solve remains, basically, unsolved.
Despite that there are still plenty of things to enjoy, including the portrayal of the cagey (and shifting) relationship between the lawyer and the police, and solid detail on police and legal procedure. There are even some nicely handled hints of romance. There's also, however, just a hint of this book being assembled from a series of pre-fabricated modules (perhaps using creative writing software designed to help you assemble novels from pre-fabricated modules), rather than written as a single whole in which characters and story flow continuously.Read more ›
Anyway, on to the review... I bought this book, as I suspect most people will, because it is billed by Amazon as well as by the authors own website as the 4th DCI Tom Caton story. IT IS NOT. My progress recorder on my Kindle told me I was 62% of the way through the story before Tom is even mentioned and from that point onwards he appears as an extremely peripheral character, present in very few scenes, with minimal lines of dialogue. DI Gordon Holmes is in the story from the start and appears at various points throughout but for me this is not enough for this to be counted as one of the series.
The story is told from the point of view of Rob Thornton, a barrister who, as the product description says, is wrongly accused of rape before being dragged into spiral of even dirtier deeds. I found the character of Rob thoroughly bizarre. Here we have an educated and supposedly rational individual who, because of his career, is well aware of the procedures and workings of the police and yet his choices and actions throughout the story wouldn't be out of place in a dodgy crime storyline on any of the TV soap operas whose residents seem so determined to mistrust and misuse the police and their associates.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these books. They are real page turners and I can't put the books down. You feel as though you are really involved in the plot.Published 1 month ago by A G Taylor
Brilliant as always. I love being able to picture the places described with being from the area.Published 2 months ago by Nicola
As with the others in the series got me hooked and I couldn't put it down. Now on to the nextPublished 11 months ago by Helen Gaskell