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Dark Doomy Depths
on 1 May 2003
I read this book after being ensnared by the author coming from West Leeds, UK like myself. I found this book very dark within the characters. I'm not just talking the evil sadistic teacher or further souless characters you will meet, but even the policewoman and her circumstances and the stale emotional relationship between the main character and his girlfriend.
I was appalled to read such manipulative debauchery by a lead female character, believing naively that women couldn't possibly be like that!
The story was very good. Not squirming on the edge of your seat Horror or making you jumpy reading in bed Thriller. It was a pleasant read for the criminal minded and I certainly used a lot of brain cells trying to work the plot out( which I didn't !) It didn't make me feel good in any way by the end, just raised issues in my already choc a block mind. I did like the lead character Inspector Banks though which was cool.
The settings were miserable, even though the east coast isn't a very impressive place, I could feel the atmosphere created in the book which is a sign of good writing.
Don't expect feel good happiness here, but a story which will make you shudder comprehending the psychological Depths of the Human mind.