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Publisher's Summary

If you found the person who brutally murdered a loved one, what would you do? Forgive and forget? Or take the law into your own hands?

Detective Martin Murphy is the law and he's back with a vengeance....

Someone has started killing the killers - who just happen to have been under the surveillance of 'Confront', a support group for relatives of murder victims who believe that therapy conies through empowerment. Suspecting the group of revenge killings, Murphy goes undercover and joins them. But it seems that Confront have been doing their own detective work....

©2005 Colin Bateman (P)2005 W F Howes Ltd

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a lingering thinker of a story


well 'no'
I did not like this one too much and
it is a very very good story

After hearing this I wonder if I need to re listen to, re read my other Bateman stories.
It is a well read provocative story

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A flat spot for Bateman

In general I have liked Colin Bateman and given his books positive reviews, as you may be gleaning from the wind up I am going to ding this one a bit. Bateman generally has a lead character that is a bit of a smart a__ , and eccentric, there is humor and a fun story. In this book the sarcastic tone is gratuitous and falls flat and the lead character, in contrasts to his others is just not a likable person. I thought the storyline was good enough to pull me through to the ending but followed a totally predictable trajectory from start to finish.
If you are a Bateman fan and have read his other books you will find this work to be formulaic, if you are looking to read a work from Bateman do not start here, he has written some very good books and is an author worth delving into, this is just not the one to start with.
For a recommendation I would advise to go with another work by Bateman first, then if you like him, and that is a strong possibility, come back and revisit this option. Not the best work done by Colin Bateman

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  • Mrs D G Headley
  • 05-08-15

Good story

You have to concentrate or you could loose the plot. Well worth the reading though lots of twists and turns.

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  • G P Forde
  • 02-24-15

Two dimensional

What disappointed you about Murphy's Revenge?

I never felt anything for the main character, or any character, for that matter. There were basic, "Creative Writing 101" mistakes like: "Get out", he hissed. I listened on the heels fo a Michael Robotham novel... a very hard act to follow.

Has Murphy's Revenge put you off other books in this genre?

No.