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Maybe not 'gripping' but worth a read....
on 1 August 2014
"The most gripping thriller you will ever read"?
Hardly. That's not to say its a badly written book, it is cleverly written and has lots of detail. The story is partly set in 1992, some writers would write this as a 'flash back', here it is lots of journal entries from the period, usually one in every chapter. The book is set in the present, in Holland, although the action spreads over 3-4 weeks. The urgency in the tale does contradict with the time line though: it reads like continuous action over a shorter concentrated time.
it is worth a read though and the 1992 scenes seemed well researched, as did the scientific bits. Reminds be a bit of the medical thrillers of Robin Cook in the 70s and 80s. But 'most griping thriller ever'? - nah.