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Life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-2020

What an extraordinary book. A mixture of poignancy and ignorance using the marshes and a girl in isolation to show how one is different. It held my interest until the very last word. We should know of course that she had killed Chase. As she said he would not let her go having to have the last punch.

Clarity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2020

Excellent narrative and although the plot is somewhat predictable it had enough to keep me interested. The move at the end to write a report is a brilliant way to fill in those annoying but almost missable little gaps.

Happy endings

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2020

With a storyline like this the readers always, if silently want a happy ending. All the culprits caught (well, maybe not the anonymous top brass) all solid evidence explained and presented. It amuses me though that the author felt the need to apologise on behalf of the police force! Great continuance, easy listening and kept me on my toes all the time. I did not lose interest for a single moment. Strong if slightly predictable storyline with Cormack and the treatment he go holding the whole thing together. Smashing, I’ll listen to this again very soon

Toxic fiction

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-2020

I don’t like this book and try as I might I cannot listen to any more of it. I haven’t listened to the earlier ones. I think Horowitz is leaving us wanting

Protest Author

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-2019

Remarkable story and very sad. One thing that goes through all Grisham’s books is the un necessary delay of the results of appeal. It should be addressed and completely overhauled because it’s so archaic.

Will the real suspect please stand up?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2019

I had Amos as the suspect all the way through because there was so much personal things. The storage locker was the strongest but Amos was leading the whole thing, had control of the whole thing. The investigation and discovery all came from him. I thought the author might be doing a Agatha Christie thing like leaving out the missing bits in Amos’ story (eg:time lines with gaps) that would enable him to commit murder while seemingly having an alibi. The twist at the end therefore was brilliant. Was that the authors intention I wonder?

Dream sequence

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2019

Love the narrator’s nuances and how he kept himself so involved with the journey. Grisham has allowed this novel to be such a smooth journey for Patrick. Too neat and tidy in so many respects although for that reason I was always waiting for the axe to fall. Eva’s potential to keep the money and disappear was kept from being a forgone conclusion for me because of the way everything went so smoothly. Congratulations Grisham you’ve done it again 👍🏻

Macho

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2019

Narrative is boring with the reader focusing on a “Macho” effect. There is no impression of interest. I’ll persevere with this book but no more Lee Child for me because of the narrator issue

Premium entertainment

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

A constant delight of situational comedy with a bit of exasperation thrown in for some balance. Sheer escapism at its finest

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Addictive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

I’m hooked! It’s like those exciting serials of long ago. “ Be with us next week when we bring you the next chapter.....”.