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Save us from this book
on 3 January 2016
I rarely review books - I generally feel unqualified to do so and do not like trashing any author who has put the time and effort into writing it. But occasionally a book creates such an impression I feel I must, especially when my views are so out of kilter with the reviews that led me to buy it (4.3/5).
The story is nonsense throughout and leaves so many unanswered questions that I wish I had given up earlier, rather than read through to the end in the hope of some decent resolution. Some of the characters were so poorly developed I cared little about them. Like Sam I would probably go and do an 8-hour heart operation than try to save my dreadfully worthy wife.
*** SPOILERS FOLLOW ***
Is Marcus a killer or not? The constant "is he"/"isn't he" became dreadfully annoying.
What happened to Miles?
What happened to Louisa?
Why did Eric have bags of money hidden - he was supposed to be in debt?
What happened to Cullen, the policeman?
Why was Anna kidnapped? (who cares!)
Why was Sam targeted in this outlandish series of events at all?
Why was the train crash recorded?
How did Richard get the necklace? (the hypothesised answer was rather dubious)
Perhaps these questions were answered and I missed it in my boredom.