I hadn't realised how short this novel was which was a disappointment in the end- in more ways than one.
The characters were mostly well written and the fact that both the husband and wife at the centre of the story believed that the other was committing a series of murders was nicely done. It had been written in such a way that either of them could credibly by the killer. But then! Did FREEMAN (capitals are his preference not mine) suddenly lose interest?
The book ends abruptly, if not prematurely and in a rushed clichéd and predictable manner.
What a frustration and I wished I hadn't spent the time getting drawn into the lives of these characters to be suckered in that way.
I see from other reviews that there is a series by this author featured the detective Stride. Well he hardly features in this one and certainly doesn't get to do any investigation.
If this book was a sampler then a sharper, better written ending would have been better and would certainly have made me look for other novels by this author. As it is I'm not sure.
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