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I found myself becoming annoyed at the way the policemen were portrayed as bungling buffoons and a twenty-three year so on top of life. I also found some of the social media points incorrect. Saying this, i do believe that a more younger reader would find teh book enjoyable.
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My suggestion is people over the age of 25 or in the Social Media profession give the book a miss.
Like the narrator a lot. Easily identifiable character voices and lovely voice to listen to.
Story is good and holds your attention as quite fast moving. Quite London centric and desperately trendy, but in view of main subject - social media - suppose it fits.
However, I'm not sure who it is aimed at. Half the time felt I was listening to a book aimed at teens. The 'heroine' is an outwardly cocky 23 year old, who feeds the homeless and stands up for the weak. A know all with no respect for authority or anybody over 30. All very stereotypical. The author made the police into uneducated idiots with little to no general knowledge and no understanding of technology whilst the heroine Freddie, a graduate made sense of the literary and historical references. To me she had little credibility and the author had to crow bar her into her role as social media consultant. I didn't like her character and preferred her childhood friend Nas, who at least seemed to have moved on from a sulky 15 year old.
At one point, the lead detective jumps and complains about a mobile 'shaking' when referring to a phone on the vibrate setting. At the same time he is talking about meow meow, so being credited with knowing about up to date recreational drugs whilst having no idea about mobile phones and A complete lack of knowledge about Twitter/Facebook etc
Despite getting a bit annoyed at the show off, mouthy Freddie seemingly out thinking everyone, I did enjoy the story. Despite being over the hill myself, I do understand and use social media as do plenty of others my age. The author should perhaps recognise this and not assume you have to be 23 to crack modern day crime.
Having criticised this I will get the next in the series as I liked the story but I hope characters are more rounded and have a bit of depth.
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I listened to the end with gritted teeth wishing for the annihilation of the entire cast of characters #Dontbother #badlywritten #cliche #ridden #overuseof#
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