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Slight but perfectly readable
on 7 April 2011
This is the first book from the Amazon Encore programme that I have encountered. Set up to reprint books that might have missed their audience the first time round, it is a worthwhile attempt to give authors a second chance at finding new readers.
Daniel Annechino's thriller is not the most challenging read you will encounter. It is a fast-paced story of a psychopath and the detective out to track him down - not particularly original but the writing zips along at a good speed and you are never bored.
There is a lot of violence in the book - described in some disturbing detail. So if that is not your kind of thing - probably best avoid it. However it doesn't feel gratuitous and it does add to the tension of the narrative.
I suspect this would be the sort of title you will pick up to take on holiday - undemanding and diverting enough to fill in an afternoon or two on the beach or by the pool.
Nothing substantially wrong with it - but nothing to really lift it above the many other books in this genre.