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Well written but just too implausible
on January 20, 2009
Ms Atkinson's book reads quite well at times. However, the extreme contrivances grate against one's credibility much too much. When was the last time you heard about a woman and her children hacked to death by an unknown psychotic? The resolution assumed too much, in particular the outcome of Brodie's relationship with wife Tessa - it just didn't make sense. As also the mysterious suicide in his flat did not. I won't use up any of my life-time reading any more of these I'm afraid.