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poor descriptive narrative and uninteresting parallel events - lost sister
on 11 February 2016
First time I have read this author, having been seduced by the reviews. The book did not inspire any interest whatsoever in any of the characters, there was nothing gripping or intriguing about the story. Weak plot, cliched dialogue, poor descriptive narrative and uninteresting parallel events - lost sister, possible pregnancy, unrequited love, etc. etc. Yawn. Another reviewer has asked how old the author is - and I think this is the thing - it is written in an adolescent way, both in terms of plot and the way the story is told. In fairness, I enjoy the writings of Reginald Hill, Philip Kerr, CJ Sansom to name a few - so maybe I set the bar too high for Kerry Wilkinson to ever reach. How this book has got so many positive reviews is beyond me. Not for me.