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An interesting read
on 15 May 2013
This book, The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt, is a book I wanted to read and a book I wanted to like. Anne Holt has a high reputation as a writer, but that reputation is not in evidence in this book. It starts off well with a body, a murder, a good witness and a blood stained young man. It ends well with a brilliant race to solve the crime. The middle portion was lacklustre and very confused and confusing.
The lead character comes over well and the reader gets a sense of the conflict in her private life. The police lawyer is shown at the beginning to be intellectually inferior to nearly every other character, but is, mysteriously the confident of one and the lover of another. It did not ring true.
There are some interesting ideas in the book and the ending is powerful. Whether they are enough, I have to question. Anne Holt has written some excellent books and I think new readers should start with them.