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4.3 out of 5 stars
A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler Book 7
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 20 December 2012
Satisfyingly neat, totally complete yet firmly planted in a long running series; Susan Hill's latest Simon Serrailler is a perfect construction for her thoughtful crime/mystery solving aficionados. However, and this is a very serious warning - this is not a suitable book for an old lady living alone. My mother, 92, has collected all the SS series but doesn't want to read this one, since I outlined the plot to her. I mean it - this is not a suitable gift/loan for such a person.

Tidily set around the cathedral city of Lafferton woven through with the overlapping themes of complicated life with Cat Deerbon, Simon's widowed GP sister, his now well established in character family and friend Rachel, `A Question of Identity' opens with almost unthinkable murder, a pointless, motiveless indulgence by the most dangerous and slippery of killers. One who has relished the experience previously and yet fantastically has got away with it.

The carefully spaced chapters include the added intrigue of paragraphs directly from the cool, cruel mind of the invisible, slippery perpetrator. Dark thoughts and inexcusable self-justification introduce the split personality of this most easily overlooked character.

In fact when the story ends I went straight back to read the sections I should have taken more notice of, I did have an inkling but wasn't confident enough to say `who dunnit' at the time.

A well rounded read, one for the Serrailler shelf. Such gentle, thoughtful, steadily flowing writing, spiced with an undercurrent of dreadful deeds, was very much enjoyed and appreciated.
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on 27 August 2017
Very good, absolutely love this series & the journey all the characters have taken. Interesting crime book & not heavily reliant on a classic 'whodunnit'. Would definitely recommend - but for those who have never read these Susan Hill books before, do it justice & start with Book 1.
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on 15 March 2017
Not in particularly good condition. Spine is distorted and badly creased and pages are foxed. Not worth returning for price paid.
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on 28 July 2017
Great, as ever. Every new book in this series is like being reunited with old friends.
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on 20 August 2017
Great item and fast delivery thank you!
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on 10 March 2017
bought as a gift
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on 29 May 2017
An enjoyable read.
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on 4 October 2014
This book was really good , not gory, just good old fashioned scary. when I was reading it I had to go round and check all the windows and doors were locked. An excellent read highly recommended.
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on 14 July 2015
Love the series
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on 3 April 2017
very good
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