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on 19 June 2011
I really enjoyed this book, it deviates from the usual kind of crime thriller scenario because the main 'victim' is not a particularly appealing character. Estate agent Bill Moore should be happy, he has more than most with his luxurious lifestyle but still chases the pinnacle of his dreams. Moore thinks that the only way he can achieve the goals he set himself, the last cherry on the cake, he needs to meet 'the right people'. It all begins with a mysterious card on his desk which states 'Modified'. From here on in the nightmare begins; strange things begin to happen, people that Moore knows go missing, false accusations abound and deep secrets and lies are exposed.
It's an exciting thriller that had me trying to read faster in order to uncover what/who is behind all the chaos and terror - it does have quite a bit of violence in the book but personally, I thought this added to the mayhem. It's a rare author that elicits sympathy from the reader for a pretty hard-nosed, unlikable character like Bill Moore but I did feel for him. I won't spoil the ending, suffice to say I usually guess it miles off but I didn't see this one coming.
I have never read Michael Marshall before but based on this book I will read some of his others and I recommend this one to anyone who likes a fast-paced, intelligent thriller who doesn't mind some violence on paper.