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For dog lovers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-20

This was an exceedingly good story. Don’t be put off if you predict the ending. The author’s passages about the dog are just so well done. For the last three hours of this audio make sure you are not interrupted because you will have to listen right to the end.

Intriguing but a cheat at the end

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Like all PD James novels the characters are beautifully moulded and the descriptions of people and places are excellent. She builds the story by placing all the characters first and bringing the detectives in afterwards. As a reader I have invested in her characterisation and her story development. What I don’t want is a quick denouement which does not require any build up any serious detective work or clever forensics - just a hunch of Dalgliesh’s and you are left wondering why the other detectives are sent off to do investigations that in the end are not required. Read it but bear in mind you might be a bit disappointed by the brief explanation as to who the murderer was

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Compelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-19

He is such a classic writer. His factual knowledge is admirable. Mission established quickly, fast moving, lots of twists and turns, moral conflicts and mirror cameos. Pretty darn good, I would say.