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I have been waiting for this
on 28 October 2016
I have been waiting for this since I finished his second book! Sadly I was too mean to buy it when it first came out and was so happy when the price came down just before my holiday.....it was a perfect book for me to read on the beach in Cornwall. Now I have finished it I now want to re-read the first two in the series.....it really was too long to wait for the third. I researched the author a year after the second only to find a lot of issues around publishing...shame, only hope it is all sorted now.
Anyway... get on with it...start of the review. I enjoyed the story, as always the writing is brilliantly paced, written so that you read furiously when the exciting bits happen and reflectively at other times. Journalists, I find, almost always write in a style that I enjoy...and Mark is an expert in his field. I do hope that eventually this will be a tv series, although, reflectively, for the benefit of the author because no one ever looks the way I have imagined if I read the books first. My only mild criticism is that there seemed to be less oceanography than I would have liked as I do enjoy learning more about a subject whilst enjoying my leisurely read. When ordering fiction for libraries I would try to buy those novels that supported in a factually correct way the subjects being taught.
Thank you Mark for another escape from the reality of day to day irritations and annoyances....it takes a very well written and beautifully paced novel to do that.