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The publisher's description of this book led me to buy it, but I'm sorry to say I have been disappointed with this story. For about half the book I wondered if it had been written specifically for teenagers, because the language is very simple and the narrator's voice is very young. However, in the end I think perhaps I was wrong, it's simply that the writer is not very good. The writing lacks any creative expressions, there is no witty dialogue, there are no morsels of information which would point to detailed research, and the publisher's claim that this book “is a blockbuster thriller to rival the very best of Dan Brown” is just wrong.
I was also disappointed with the narration, because all the police characters seemed to have Wiltshire accents.
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I have to agree with Ian, this is a disappointment. The story is rather simplistic and, for me, David Thorpe tries too hard to make it interesting by using so many different 'voices' for his narration. The slow, talking rather than anything else, DS particularly became a real annoyance. Posh brits, gruff yanks and country yokels all make an appearance. I would probably have enjoyed it more if it had just been read 'straight'.
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