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By Brock on 03-19-13
So close to being great
I was really into this book. The author did a great job of developing the characters and making me interested in them. The problem for me was that the ending didn't match my expectations from the rest of the book. There is a lot I would like to write about the ending, to explain why it was disappointing to me, but I don't want to spoil it for others. It's also possible the ending will be perfect for certain readers; it just didn't do it for me.
I would still recommend this book to others. McDermid's style of writing was captivating, and the story was fresh, unlike anything else I've read.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 07-21-13
Parts of this story were so smartly written and enjoyable like the main character development and intertwining relationships. However, other parts just seemed entirely ridiculous.
The first chapter put me off and made me think the author was lazy for not having done research, but then I became engrossed in the unveiling of the story. The way it was piecemealed didn't flow, but when the history took over and you could forget it was supposed to be a narrative/interview it was very engaging.
The end was right there, predictable, but not in a bad way. Then the culmination was ridiculous! Ridiculous!
Still I enjoyed it, just wished the writing had been more consistent.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful