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Completely unpredictable - hurrah!
on 17 March 2014
Don't you just love it when you read a thriller/mystery and you haven't got a CLUE how it's going to end? That's what happened when I read this!
Waking up in a strange city, in strange clothes, without even your handbag - a marvellous start to any book! Ms Barr has done something with Blackout that I love - the dotting between past and present so that the gaps are filled in and the picture builds up gradually. Very effective. As often with this author's heroines, there are hints of a less than easy past from quite early on, but nothing is predictable. I love stories that don't explain everything too clearly. I was completely surprised by the ending, and hadn't seen any of it coming at all - I'd already written my own in my head! I know people reviewing books often say 'this would make a brilliant film' - okay, okay, I'm going to say it too! Not so much a film, though, I didn't think, as a four part TV drama serial. Come on, BBC - this would be a winner!