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Not the best

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

Reviewed: 28-12-19

Having now heard the first four books in the series, I still cannot see any reason to give these books more than a two star rating. My review of the first four books is the same.

Far too much detail, too many characters too soon, and too long before the main character makes an appearance to solve the crimes.

There is dialogue which cannot be easily attributed to a character due to the lack of signposting, and other passages which come across as convoluted.

Anything is possible in fiction, but there still has to be a believable element. A police force where the youngest detective is allowed to do what he pleases and has an unchecked, unhealthy, rivalry with a colleague, for me at least, is a step too far.

Book one, I thought I’d strayed into the romance section. Book three could have been from the adult section. As for book four, I could have wandered into the Twilight Zone.

Needless to say, I will not be completing the series, and I may have to be more careful about ordering books in a series.

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 28-12-19

Having now heard the first four books in the series, I still cannot see any reason to give these books more than a two star rating. My review of the first four books is the same.

Far too much detail, too many characters too soon, and too long before the main character makes an appearance to solve the crimes.

There is dialogue which cannot be easily attributed to a character due to the lack of signposting, and other passages which come across as convoluted.

Anything is possible in fiction, but there still has to be a believable element. A police force where the youngest detective is allowed to do what he pleases and has an unchecked, unhealthy, rivalry with a colleague, for me at least, is a step too far.

Book one, I thought I’d strayed into the romance section. Book three could have been from the adult section. As for book four, I could have wandered into the Twilight Zone.

Needless to say, I will not be completing the series, and I may have to be more careful about ordering books in a series.

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 28-12-19

Having now heard the first four books in the series, I still cannot see any reason to give these books more than a two star rating. My review of the first four books is the same.

Far too much detail, too many characters too soon, and too long before the main character makes an appearance to solve the crimes.

There is dialogue which cannot be easily attributed to a character due to the lack of signposting, and other passages which come across as convoluted.

Anything is possible in fiction, but there still has to be a believable element. A police force where the youngest detective is allowed to do what he pleases and has an unchecked, unhealthy, rivalry with a colleague, for me at least, is a step too far.

Book one, I thought I’d strayed into the romance section. Book three could have been from the adult section. As for book four, I could have wandered into the Twilight Zone.

Needless to say, I will not be completing the series, and I may have to be more careful about ordering books in a series.

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Not the best

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

Reviewed: 28-12-19

Having now heard the first four books in the series, I still cannot see any reason to give these books more than a two star rating. My review of the first four books is the same.

Far too much detail, too many characters too soon, and too long before the main character makes an appearance to solve the crimes.

There is dialogue which cannot be easily attributed to a character due to the lack of signposting, and other passages which come across as convoluted.

Anything is possible in fiction, but there still has to be a believable element. A police force where the youngest detective is allowed to do what he pleases and has an unchecked, unhealthy, rivalry with a colleague, for me at least, is a step too far.

Book one, I thought I’d strayed into the romance section. Book three could have been from the adult section. As for book four, I could have wandered into the Twilight Zone.

Needless to say, I will not be completing the series, and I may have to be more careful about ordering books in a series.