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Dying Words
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on 2 June 2017
Good book.
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on 25 November 2006
After reading the synopsis I doubted the man would deliver a book that was to my usual Hutson taste. How wrong I was, Hutson is back on form and nails it with Dying Words.

What I thought was going to be a tedious Da Vinci type novel was actually from start to finish a classic Hutson gore fest. This book was very difficult to put down, Hutson fans should buy it now.

If you are a gore fan new to Hutson, this is a good place to start.
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VINE VOICEon 3 April 2010
For the best part of this crime novel, Hutson provides readers with a repetitive tease chapter after chapter. It's a sloppy approach at delaying any real content and the sequence of grisly murders appear just often enough to keep the pages turning. The finale however takes a leap from Graham Masterton's work and is an interesting and surprising turn. The novel certainly lacks the mystique or tension of Masterton's approach, however previous readers of Hutson's novels will know what to expect. So, persistent teasing aside, there's a quality ending and some interesting enough characters to make Dying Words a quick and easy horror yarn, worthy of a few hours of your time.
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on 5 November 2007
I hadn't read any Hutson in a while so I was pleased to see that he's retained his short, clipped style which rockets forward at a nice pace. Things kick off with an exciting police chase through London, though with another Detective Inspector who behaves like a law unto himself and predictably doesn't get punished for it, then the book follows a series of murders in seemingly impossible circumstances ( doors locked from the inside, no witnesses, no fingerprints, etc ).

Hutson's greatest strength is that he doesn't waste a word, which always makes you feel like you can read a little bit more, then before you know it you're up to the last twenty pages. Others may prize him for his gore but it's quite samey here, the first bloody murder scene does shock a little but after that it's business as usual. Blood becomes so normal you just accept it and move on, and there's few of the affecting descriptions of bullets or blugeons wreaking havoc on the human body as to add to the mystery we're never there when the crimes are comitted.

It all works well, right up until the twist is revealed, then things go downhill very rapidly. You feel cheated, all that investment on your part and carefully built suspense was leading to this? The book deserves a better final third because a good deal of it is quite solid, it's just a shame that the last stretch of it almost makes you forget that.
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on 17 February 2015
Hutson fans should enjoy this story. If you know Hutson you know what you're going to get, and you won't be disappointed.
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on 12 December 2014
long time since I read Hudson. lost none of his bite.
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on 4 January 2015
Thoroughly enjoyable and with no problems thankyou
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on 22 February 2016
Another good story from this author.
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on 29 September 2016
Thank you for the books
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on 27 May 2016
Good book by Shaun
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