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A fitting end to the series,
This review is from: Happy Days (The Faraday and Winter series Book 12) (Kindle Edition)
Much as I've enjoyed Graham Hurley's excellent Faraday series I did feel with Borrowed Light that the character was running out of steam and that Hurley had taken the right direction with the storyline.For a couple of books now Paul Winter almost took over the series and had become a much more interesting character than the ever more taciturn Joe Faraday.
Happy Days is very much a sequel to Borrowed Light and as a standalone if I hadn't read that book I'd find this one disappointing and probably a bit confusing,very much "the end of a series" with plotlines concluded and characters moving on.
Without spoiling the enjoyment of anyone who has yet to read the preceding books in this series,not least Borrowed Light,I did find that the beginning of Happy Days dragged a bit and added very little to the book as a whole.To my mind at least a short Epilogue at the end of Borrowed Light covering the same ground would have made Happy Days a far better read as a standalone and despite being a hardcore fan of this series I found myself muttering,"get on with it" as the pages dragged on.
Having said that once the action eventually picked up it's vintage Hurley and as ever we're never quite sure of the motivations and loyalties of Paul Winter or his strange choice of bedfellow Misty.The complex relationships between each other and other players in the plot keep things nicely on the boil and who trusts who,who is deceiving who and what motives they have are never entirely clear,and indeed change with circumstances as the tale unfolds.It's a tale of redemption,choices and much,much more.The fates of most regular characters depend very much on each other and the tension builds right until the end with readers knowing that things will end badly for someone but who that might be isn't revealed until the last handful of pages.
I've only given this book 4 stars as for me at least the beginning got very tedious very quickly,if Amazon would let me I'd have given it 4 and a half.
Definitely the last Faraday book but Jimmy Suttle picks up the baton with a new series sometime soon.
A great read once it gets going but I'd advise anyone who's not read any of the Faraday novels to at least start from Borrowed Time to enjoy this one,or preferably to start right from the beginning of the series and work their way up to this one.great end to a great series.