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Just not believable.
on 25 January 2016
Totally not believable. Unanswered questions all the way through, remaining unanswered at the end. Really cloying, moralistic elucubrations about everything that happens. Long confessions from people under interrogation that just aren't credible: more like intimate personal stories.
If this whole novel had been tightened up and cut short to half the length it is, it might have worked because some of the elements are promising but basically, the main story is over by the time you're halfway through the book and the rest is a kind of "sequel".
I expected a lot of Tana French, who gets lots of favourable publicity but based on this very poor effort, I don't think I'll bother any more.