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Good but not "..most gripping.."
on 1 August 2014
An enjoyable book, but definitely not "the most gripping thriller you'll ever read". I've read books more gripping by the likes of Lee Child, Jeffrey Archer, Konrath/Kilborn, Ken Follett, Simon Scarrow, Fred Forsyth, Bernard Cornwell, blah blah blah. That's not to say "Bite" isn't good or even thrilling, but if the author (presumably) puts something on the tin and it doesn't do what it says, then that's a disappointment. The book is well-written with two narratives - the story itself, and a historical diary - eventually coming together to tie up the threads. Characters are a bit two-dimensional and the central character Max turns out to be some sort of super-hero who can ignore minor injuries like his hand being ripped apart and go on to defeat his enemies with relative ease. All in all, well worth a read at the current price of 59p, but don't believe what it says in the strapline - it probably won't be your most gripping read ever.