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This instalment is a real shocker. Utterly gruesome and cruel, so be warned. Although it is my least favourite of the series up til now - I do think the author went a bit too far on the sensational meter - it's still a compelling read if you like the horror/crime genre and the others in the series. Having said that, the character development was a little lacking, so if you skip this one you're not missing much on that side of things, I don't think.
There is something not quite right about this story. All the ingredients are there but it had lost something in the telling. This is not a criticism of Sean Barrett's superb narration; but of the quality of ... what? The language perhaps? A hastiness or laziness in the choice of words? Too many easy cliches? Characters with too little credibility? Something isn't 100%.
And I tell you what's really annoying. Each chapter is preluded with a single line from the chapter you are about to hear. What's that all about? Every time you hear the words used in context they jar with the story. It emphasises a handful of words that then just distract from the reading.
Sorry, this review doesn't help does it? I am not saying, don't buy it, because it's basically fine. I'm just a trifle irritated with the author.
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Completely addicted to this series. Strong characters, great plot, well written and delivered by one of my favourite readers.
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