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Red Desert

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-20

Slow to get going and confusing at the start. The story really only comes to life in the final third of the book.

Gurkha

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

Well read, the story show the courage and commitment of the Gurkha’s but did not live up to expectations. It was tempting to quit!

Watching You

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

From a police perspective there were some procedural issues but a good ‘read’.
I didn’t understand why real place names were used but a fictitious police force was invented!

John Simpson

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

A great storyteller, John has a good voice and this was read at the right pace.
Well done.

Deadly Recall

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-18

A fairly complicated set of ‘plots’ but overall a rather simplistic reading. Not to my taste.

Eye for an Eye

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-17

Clearly taking over a series in mid flow is a difficult task. As usual the narration was excellent but the story was difficult to follow and had too many confusing ‘flash backs’. The writer should try and concentrate more on the main character. I was tempted to give up on several occasions but ‘struggled’ on to the end!

Jack Straw

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

Reviewed: 25-12-14

Parts of this book, particularly the early and later chapters were very interesting and 'held' the reader. The middle sections tended to become a series of events where the author was mostly 'right' and the 'others' were in the wrong! Similar to most politicians.

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COCKROACHES

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-13

Overall a good story but certainly got complicated in places with all the twists and turns. What initially looks like a fairly simple murder of an ambassador in a hotel room turns out to be anything but!

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A Delicate Truth

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-13

As expected this was a complicated story with a set of complex characters. The audio version is difficult to follow and perhaps better as a book to actually 'read'?

MISTRESS

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

Reviewed: 23-09-13

A strange book which took me most of the chapters to even begin to understand what was going on. I think Mr Patterson was trying to be too cleaver with his plot! There is a lot to be said for a simple, well constructed story and this is certainly not one of those.