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"Neat and nasty to the very end." (The Oldie)
"Gathers menace to get you sitting stiffly upright with dread before it ends." (The Times)
Potentially a fascinating plot but ruined for me by the substitution of a psychic whenever the author couldn't work out the next bit of plot. Good crime fiction must have credibility but over reliance on this device undermined the whole thing. I'd need convincing to read any more of this series.
The story was gripping but spoiled by gratuitous foul language and poor narration. Disappointing- are all his books like this?
"Poor Plotting - Rather Ridiculous"
Starts off OK - prank gone wrong. Will the groom live? Tell me, if you were trapped in a confined space with a cell phone fearing for your life who would you call? Hold on... you also have a walkie-talkie - and someone on the other end. Many people in fact.... So why, are you still stuck in your confined space. BECAUSE you decided to carry on a conversation with someone rather than dial 999 or 911 and get the heck out of your box. Really?! Hate it when writers don't follow through on their promise to create well thought out plots. This one goes from just poorly planned plotting to just silly. Look elsewhere if you want a great story, if you can get this one cheap and are willing to accept these failures sit back and enjoy - just keep an open mind.
Macbeth: A Novel by David Hewson, A. Hartley
"Great potential but came up short"
The story started out great but was disappointing. Weak one dimensional characters. Lame dialogue. Narrator could not do anything but male British accent.
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