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The greatest living American crime writer has landed another telling blow to his nearest rivals. - Mirror on The Fifth Witness Connelly has proved himself the king of US police procedurals, and now his legal books are the equal of John Grisham's - Independent on Sunday While the themes of Connelly's LA crime novels are familiar (power, envy, corruption), his plotting is anything but' - Esquire This latest novel is as shamelessly entertaining as its predecessors, with the customary skilful plotting even more burnished...in the crime fiction stakes Connelly is comfortably in the upper bracket - The Express on The Fifth Witness --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
A dark and disturbing ebook original from the master of the crime genre --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00A0D91BQ
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (1 November 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1550 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 61 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 20,069 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in Australia on 19 August 2014
Why only 41% of the book then go onto 'The Black Box'. This is the second book I have ordered, not expensive mind you, but only a portion of the book, it is annoying and frustrating. If you buy a book, you don't get a portion through it and then it goes onto preview another book
4 people found this helpful
Reviewed in Australia on 25 August 2014
This was a rip off. While the short story itself was good (as would be expected from this author), it accounted for less than half of the purchased e book. The rest was the first chapter of a book I had already read.
2 people found this helpful
Reviewed in Australia on 11 May 2015
I started reading this book looking forward to another enjoyable read. Not to be - I find that it is just a sample and I am so disappointed. It goes on to give me a look at another story which t have already finished.
Reviewed in Australia on 3 January 2014
intriguing,insight into the events of the 1992 riots, as a detective investigating a murder at the time. Every page drew the reader more in to the mind of the detective. Thoroughly enjoyed can't wait to read the full book
3 people found this helpful
Reviewed in Australia on 11 November 2016
Even the dark side of which is usually skipped also a shows mans inhumanity to man and the world is full of predator and prey
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Short changedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 May 2013
I bought this as an Amazon UK daily offer. It was only 99pence but I feel cheated as the full book is not included on the Kindle version. The last page of the story given is stated to be 39% of the book. It then continues with 3 chapters of another book (one I have already read in print). When I contacted Amazon.co.uk about this I was told that this is how it is. In other words The Safe Man is not complete - how frustrating is that? The man from Amazon (Luigi)suggested I contact the author/publishers and he told me there would be an email address given at the end of the book. There is no email address, only a website address for Orion books with no facility for feedback on the site. Please, Amazon, tell us before we purchase if we are likely to get a complete book when we order.
53 people found this helpful
Don't bother with this oneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 August 2017
My first Michael Connelly read, and I expected much better from such a famous and well published author. Very little character development and far fetched. The safe man opens an old floor safe for a client and releases the trapped friendly ghost of a six year old girl. Only the ghost is so "real" he does not realise she is a ghost. I thought ghosts were supposed to be ethereal and spooky? But despite meeting a friendly ghost, he has nightmares of a spooky, ethereal ghost form. SPOILER ALERT - it turns out the ghost is his unborn child. I thought ghosts were supposed to be dead people, not those who hadn't even been born yet ? There is no explanation how the ghost got into the safe. So he decides on a simple solution to get rid of the nightmares and carries this out. We never find out if it worked because the book finishes so abruptly, as if the author went to make a coffee and forgot to finish the book. I was left thinking "What ??!! Where is the rest of the story ?". The book is about 100 pages long, but this story only lasts for 39% of this book. The remaining 61% is taken up by the opening chapters of an upcoming book called "The Black Box" which, having flicked through it, does not appeal to me.
7 people found this helpful
Read the reviews before you buy this bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2019
Wish I had read the reviews before I bought this, while the story its self was ok I’d read it in under an hour and was left with an extract from another book, I don’t want to read extracts I want to read books. I’ve read plenty of Michael Connelly books and found them excellent books, but this was a complete rip off. Amazons description fell way below standards
2 people found this helpful
A promotional piece for a new novelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2018
This was quite a clever short story with a moderately neat little twist. Not really worth the money, though, especially as it falls into that new category of half-baked pieces of writing which are created for the sole purpose of selling the author's next full length novel. Still, at least it was a bit more substantial than the latest piece of filler by Lee Child!
3 people found this helpful
A Short Story not a novel!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 May 2015
This book is a short story not a novel. I bought two Michael Connelly books tonight - I think I have just found out the downside to book files such as Kindle and that is you have to rely on a honest description Twice in one night I've been got. Total length advertised 270 pages but the book ends at 39%! What follows is the start/review for another book. I wanted a novel to get my teeth into - I'm not a fan of short stories and if I can't be sure of what I'm buying well... I've just gone off Mr Connelly, I won't be buying another book of his for a while. You couldn't get away with this if you bought from a book shop however, it should be remembered that not everyone can hold books.
8 people found this helpful