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rich and compelling,
This review is from: Killing Daniel (Paperback)
I do not quite agree with other reviewers about this being a "female" novel. Its awareness and depth is of equal relevance to both men and women, as it enlightens the human condition in a raw, effective and moving way. The story moves effortlessly and convincingly between the action in Japan, and in Manchester. The characters of Fleur and Chinatsu are linked in each's memory poignantly and delicately.
The writing is richly poetic, while avoiding the self indulgence that might be evident in a less accomplished writer. Dobbs elegantly and deftly creats a dark, haunting and disturbing story, which will linger long in the reader's mind.
A masterful and absorbing piece of work. I was hanging on every word, and thoroughly enjoyed it.