D/S Jimmy Suttle is called to a brutal murder in the picturesque Devon village of Lympstone. Harriet Reilly, a local GP, has been found disembowelled in the bedroom of her partner, climate scientist Alois Bentner.
Suttle's estranged wife, Lizzie, has abandoned Portsmouth, moved to Exeter and returned to journalism, hearing rumours of a local GP offering mercy killings to patients meeting certain criteria. The name of the GP is Harriet Reilly.
So begins two investigations of the same crime. Operation Buzzard, with D/S Suttle at its heart, and Lizzie, piecing together her own version of the events that led to Harriet Reilly's death.
The fourth novel in the Jimmy Suttle series is a story of ultimate betrayal, reaching much further and wider than its Devon roots.
©2015 Graham Hurley (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
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"Predictible and a little boring"
Less predictable plot twists and situations. It seemed to me that Mr. Hurley was on auto-pilot when he wrote this one.
Possibly. I think his novels are much better when he hoses an audience and writes for them, such as mystery readers or social issue readers or alternative life-style readers but not all. I know characters need dimension but too much dimension just leaves them flat.
Jonathan Keeble is always fabulous. One of my most favorite Jonathan Keeble performances is: A Cure For All Diseases by Reginald Hill.,
Where to start...
"Strong Performance; Silly Character Development"
The author should pay more attention to the mystery and less to Jimmy Suttle's back-and-forth with his estranged wife, Lizzie. She's never been very interesting--is whiny and self-involved--and has become less interesting as the series has continued. Neither the couple's relationship nor their response to the loss of their daughter rings true. I've stuck with this series through several books, but this one has finally put me off. I don't care what happens to these characters anymore.
Something by Charles Cumming
Yes, Tapping at My Door. He's a strong performer and not the problem with this audiobook.
Lizzie Suttle, without a doubt. But Jimmy's inability to be honest with any woman he's involved with is getting tiresome, too.
"Ludicrous female characters"
Barely plausible plot. Jaundiced depiction of women and their relationships with men and women in this disappointing Hurley novel.
"If you're a warmista you will love it"
If you don't mind being brainwashed by the current Globull Warming propaganda with a bit of lesbianism thrown in you'll probably love it. I fast forwarded through much of the propaganda and really only stuck with it because I was short of a book on my walk.
Enjoyed the plot, well thought out and presented, great narration. Was so good counldn't stop listening.
The he plot and the relationships between the different characters.
Good story - unsure about narration -not so good at female voices ...... can't quite put my finger on why though !
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