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Not her best - not particularly engaging
on 30 May 2012
I have been a fan of this series of Laura Wilson's novels featuring DI Stratton and was looking forward to this latest addition. But I did not find this a particularly engaging story. The first half lacked the customary tension that the three previous novels achieved. By the end I really did wonder if the primary aim had been to write a novel about religious cults rather than to move the Stratton series forward with a grittier and more London based crime. The story around Stratton's personal life, which has been one of the strenghts of the series, was also oddly dull. As ever Laura Wilson captures period wonderfully well but this is not enough to sustain a good story. Overall, disappointing by her normal standards.