This is a poorly written book, I am amazed there are no other bad reviews. But I suppose it is the usual sort of stuff for this genre. I only really got it because it was cheap, and decent Kindle books are stupidly expensive.
My main problem was the characterisation. I could not tell which of the several narrators were speaking because they all sounded the same. I often had to skip ahead to look for a clue (oh yes, drinking a lot of wine, must be the wife).
Everyone used the same one word "underwear" whether they were talking about kicking them off in a car, dressing, removing them from a lover or a dead body. They all used the same peculiar American expressions like having "a need to excuse himself to the bathroom" in a restaurant. We don't have bathrooms in UK restaurants. Also, why does everyone say "sat" instead of "sitting" all the time? That's more of a northern England colloquialism, but everyone uses it.
The original metaphors were ineffective, completely incorrect words were often used (how do you "eke" yourself up?), and the dialogue was flat. The Detective Sergeant Pace character was ludicrous. This dark, brooding character who moves "like fire"? I found that difficult to picture. I suppose it may have been meant to be comical.
Also, it was not shocking. It was quite predictable, especially the ending. It was not worth finishing.
In short, I didn't like it.
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