I thought this was a good book, and exactly the kind of writing I expect from this author. The story is really good, and it’s got quite the twist at the ending! I’ve reread it a few times and I still have it so I can read it again eventually! Sophie Hannah comes up with some really good stories that keep you up at night wanting to read more.
I usually enjoy Sophie Hannah. In fact, I ordered this from the UK so I didn't have to wait for the US version (can anyone even explain why there's always two versions?) The ending was absolutely unbelievable and complete garbage. Not just for the crime but for Liv and Gibbs... What? So disappointed.
I read all books of the Culver Valley series and liked them all, but this one is one of the best of them. I love books about books, about wtiters, about writing. This one is less about writers and writing but all about books. The plot was good up until the end, the characters, familiar and new, were interesting. All in all, a great read.
I am a massive fan of Sophie Hannah. Her books are different, engaging, clever and many other adjectives! This new novel has a great new story/crime line and our favourite pair of police Simon and Charlý. Their quirky personas make the stories even more enjoyable. Long live Culver Valley crime!
This is devious crime fiction. Not in the category of Agatha Christie for me but something sharper, modern and with an edge.
Someone is killing pairs of friends. No apparent link between the pairs and seemingly random. The friends, partners, spouses of the victims are all in the clear. The first indication of a murder is the appearance of a blank book with an innocuous verse or sentence written in it. The books however are also not linked, just quotes from various sources.
The detectives in charge of the case face insurmountable odds. Till Kim Tribbeck a stand up comedian realises rather late in the day that she had also received one of these blank white books and has only now got to know its rather hideous significance. Working backwards, sideways and in every way possible our detectives have to deduce where and how the killer is going to strike next. Kim is obviously going to be the victim but why, how and where.