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I preferred the boxed set of The Sopranos...
on 27 August 2010
Like most of the previous reviewers I thoroughly enjoyed Ruth Newman's first novel Twisted Wing. This was a genuinely clever novel with strong plotting - and was well written to boot. In fact I recall describing her as the next Ruth Rendell in my review.
The Company of Shadows is a great disappointment. It started well but rapidly turned into a preposterous "James Bond meets the Sopranos"-style tale - liberally peppered with chick-lit type references. And it seemed quite clumsily-written to me.
Hopefully Ruth Newman will be back on form with her next novel.
Meanwhile I advise buying the complete Sopranos boxed set on DVD if organised crime is your thing.