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Not on a par with the first 4?
on 25 April 2014
I enjoyed the first four books - especially the setting - having some background in (other) Scottish islands.
So I was quite excited to discover there is a 5th and read it pretty much at one sitting on a long journey.
The setting and characterisation were totally up to standard but the denouement of the crime was not satisfactory and came over as totally implausible given how the characters had been presented. Maybe I just don't have the right experience of human sexual relationships for it to seem likely the people would have carried on as they did, Maybe my notion of a God fearing person in island terms is skewed by my personal experience so as to enhance that implausibility.
However, I would like to read more of Jimmy Perez' story.