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A book of two halves!
on 8 April 2011
This book was like two different books put together. The first part didnt enthrall me I have to say. It was a bit boring, a bit like lots of different stories about people put together with no real link. But the second half of the book was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole tale about the murder etc. I had a few issues generally in that I found it hard to place the book in a time - I kept thinking it was the early 80's but it seemed like the society was still living in a bygone era. I also wasnt clear about when the author had spoken to the people he talks about in the first part of the book because there were things there that I would have thoguht were relevant evidence to Jim's trial but they never came up.
Aside from that, I liked the book overall. Would have given it 3.5 but there is no option for .5 therefore its just a three.