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on 8 August 2016
Long, convoluted, far-fetched, violent.........but completely absorbing. This is the sort of book that you really do want when you look for a "mystery" or a "thriller". Usually such books fall far of the mark, but this one is really very good. It has all the elements that keep you turning the pages - a genuinely nice (though hard) hero, unusually puzzling crimes, twist and turns, a fabulous surprise which really did give me goosebumps (that's a first).
Exciting fiction is never going to be completely believable, and there were a fair number of loose ends that were inadequately tied (usually with the villain throwing money at people to keep them quiet), but that really didn't matter in this case because too much logic would have spoiled the complicated storyline.
I have to confess to a bit of racism. I have had a Tim Weaver book - Vanished - on my Kindle for ages, but thought that someone with that sort of English man-next-door-mowing-the-lawn name wouldn't be great at writing thrillers. I was wrong, and apologise to Mr Weaver for such judgmentalism. He really is a very good and knowledgeable author, and I will definitely be plunging into Vanished without delay.