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I love the books for their quirkyness but they all have got a very similar structure
on 4 April 2016
Well, while I love the Galloway books they always follow the same pattern: Ruth (and the story) is pottering along, you can almost watch seeing her daughter growing up and her going on and off relationships - not being able to succumb to any man's charme for long, being afraid to lose her independency (and I can very well understand that aspect!). Then, at about 75% through the book things are getting a bit more exciting and the rather light novel turns into crime fiction which then always ends with somebody being kidnapped or trapped and freed in the last second by a strange accumulation of coincidences. Most recently this revolves around the small police investigators team.
Anyway, the books are very nicely written (even if I can't get used to the present tense used throughout the book) and being able to guess the end (rescue of the trapped/kidnapped/threatened person and Ruth's relationship falling apart) results in some familiarity with the characters which you by now happen to know quite well.