4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
“I was pleased with my purchase of this book”
I was pleased with my purchase of this book. I like to go out of the mainstream and read books that have a different style or try something different. I’m not talking about anything crazy experimental, just something not written in a color by numbers way. Something where you can hear an individuals voice when you read it.
I think this book is more of a character driven piece and so, unsurprisingly, I think if you find Hastings interesting and get into his character then you will enjoy the book. Yes, there are certain over-arching themes that are important but I still enjoyed it first and foremost as a crime/police story. I don’t agree with/buy into every plot twist in the book but then I rarely do and in any case was well entertained throughout. There are certain “surprises” which were indeed surprising to me (don’t want to spoil it) but weren’t as important to me as they may have been for others, didn’t make or break the book, but they do put a different spin on the idea of a bitter/hard-boiled cop character. So, yes, I recommend it.
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