From derelict shipyards to its glitzy new quayside, Newcastle shows a different face everywhere Sarah looks. But then so do all the people she encounters, gangster, barman, scientist, cop - Sarah can't trust anyone. Nor can she leave until she's found the answer, however dangerous that discovery might turn out to be...
©2009 Mick Herron; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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Almost didn't read the book after seeing the description/blurb; very glad I did. Best of a great group. That said, I hope there will be more of Zoe & Sarah...if there is a downside to any of these books- & that's a big "if"- it's the lack of a firm resolution. They're not cookie cutter cliffhangers, to be sure, but one is left wanting more. Mark of a good author, actor, showman, magician, etc....well, yes. I do want more. Thank you, Mick Herron.
Herron writes masterfully.
It is nice to see a talented writer in the "Crime Fiction" genre. Plot is coherent, prose is beautiful, plenty of atmosphere, good dialogue, story moves forward at a good pace, memorable characters. Herron is a fun writer to read, and I'm not exactly sure why. His voice is distinct, but not forced. He is daring with his choice of words, but not forced. He has a style, but each book I read stands enough on its own to at least not 'seem' formulaic.
I hope Mr. Herron's writing continues to get better and better.
I look forward to reading his next book. (or as in this case listening to it) Anna Bentinck did a good job reading. I have no complaints, and for me that is high praise.
I listened to almost all of the story but could never get into it. Once I stopped listening I had no desire to go back and finish it.
No, the narration was distractly poor. I struggled to get to the end.
The interesting plot
Avoid this narrator in future
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