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A reasonably good read
on 26 February 2014
When I started this book I thought it was going to be a 4 star book. However, after a good start it seemed to fall
away a bit and I cannot quite say why.
Sam is a private detective, but with attitude! I wouldn't have been surprised if he'd been punched on the
nose a few times, the way he spoke to people! When a would-be client is murdered, Sam feels guilty for
turning him down and decides to investigate the murder. When Sam's ex-wife pops out of the woodwork, life
I did think Sam spent too much time driving from place to place around the country, just to have a short
conversation with people, when a phone call would probably have done the job. And there were too many descriptions
of towns, areas, buildings, etc. instead of getting to the action. But I suppose it filled up the story.
Also there seemed to be some dispute over whether he was going to get paid for all this work.
Finally, I do so hate it when perfectly intelligent people agree to meet a known murderer in a dark, isolated spot!!!
As if anybody would!
However, this was an o.k. read and I would probably read another in the series some time.