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2.8 out of 5 stars
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on 25 May 2015
Once started you must continue to the end. Its not as it seems. At times you will feel as if you are reading a holiday brochure, such detail of locations and hotels is astounding, but its a way of us the reader visit these places, in mind if not in body, and one can learn an awful lot by this method. Theres an under current that ebbs and flows continuously, adventures are too easy which makes the reader wonder 'what the hell?' but as I have already said, things are not what they seem, its not until the very end do you know whats happened. Oh, you might have an idea of whats gone on, but you won't actually know. I also enjoyed the play on the word Asylum and what it means, which to me anyway, had several different layers. I love this authors works, especially the Vigilante series. Anything written by this author is well worth a read.
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on 3 September 2012
I liked the book but it focused way too much on the 'vacation' - Although it has left me wanting to holiday myself, I found myself wanting to skim past, Alas, I held on... unfortunately it is all pretty much a guide brochure. The ending was good but I pretty much figured it out a quarter into the read.
This book could have been so much better.
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on 16 March 2013
Seriously found the whole naming of places tedious - I read the whole book but it definitely lacked substance for me. Such a shame as the storyline in general was good, but not enough psychology to pull it off.
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on 26 April 2012
I guessed the end of this book less than half way through. It's an entertaining story in its own way but everything was going so absolutely wonderfully for the main character after a very bleak start that it soon became obvious that... ...but, no, I won't spoil it, just in case!
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on 25 May 2012
Having read the Barry/McCall books I was looking forward to something different from the author. Sorry but aside from the twist at the end it is just a long narrative of someone else's idillic family holiday. Skimmed the second half just incase but....
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on 16 January 2013
I gave this book a four rating for it's wonderful description of places visited. The story however became obvious less than half way through.
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on 28 February 2012
I think I must be reading a different book. So far it has been established that the good doctor is a workaholic, then realises the error of his ways. Vancouver sounds a very interesting place.
But thriller ........!!!! Sorry just not my cup of tea
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on 1 May 2012
I downloaded "Asylum" during a free promotion for Kindle because I was intrigued by the title and description. As a fan of psychological thrillers, I felt like I would enjoy the book and it did not disappoint. About halfway in, I did figure out the plot, but was still surprised at the extent of the twist at the end. The heavy detail in the book slows the pace down a bit and as a fan of psych. thrillers and horror, I would have liked to have gone deeper into the psychology of the main character. However, "Asylum" is a solid read that kept me coming back until the last page. I will definitely be trying other titles by this author again.
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