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Sorcerer: A Detective Jeff Barton Manchester Crime Thriller (Detective Superintendent Jeff Barton Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00GIVDB7E
- Publisher : Shadow Publishing; 2 edition (7 December 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 922 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 302 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 260,664 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Me reading all these detective books based in Britain, a friend thinks I am homesick. How could I be I live in Tasmania in Summer and Australia in Winter. Best of both worlds.
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And as for the typo's - really annoying - character names changing within the same page - gender errors regularly. Although as the book progressed they seemed to disappear (or maybe I got used to them and blanked them out!).
Having bought this, I got his second book which I've also just finished - better proof reading, but I still didn't get to know the main characters very well.
But the books were both cheap - so maybe they were good value for money - and I did read them both to the end!
Characters are believable and you do invest in them (some more than others - I'm looking at you George & Mary!!)
The only thing that lets this book down is the really poor grammar & sentence structure where full stops have been placed in the middle of a sentence, words are misspelled or missing, paragraphs are inserted for no reason and chapters seem to "jump" because they're not broken down into sub-chapters.
Overall a brilliant first book and well worth investing time in.
When Superintendent Jeff Barton and his team are called in to investigate human remains found in a former care home for boys they have little idea of the sordid tragedy they will begin to uncover.
Pembroke House was a place surrounded in mystery and sordid rumours of sexual abuse and maltreatment of the young inmates. An allegation was never filed and a corrupt cop, now suffering a major guilt complex,, helped cover the whole thing up.
Jeff Barton is a very human down to earth cop and this story strikes a perfect balance between his work and personal life. Through this we get to know him pretty well and can feel his revulsion and anger at what he and his team discover. There was not one moment when I wasn't rooting for Barton and his team to solve the case. The villains haven't got the shred of human decency they were born with and any reader who feels empathy towards these detestable specimens is probably of their depraved and twisted ilk.
There are many twists and unexpected turns in this beautifully crafted thriller, moments which will make you laugh, cry and be on the edge of your seat. It is an absolute must for crime fiction fans. I wait with baited breath for the next Superintendent Jeff Barton story and the tales of humanity and human tragedy it will undoubtedly unravel. David Menon has created someone very special here, a cop who cares, despite, or perhaps because of, the problems in his own life.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. I must admit I was puzzled by the title for a crime thriller, but it all comes to make sense without a magic spell or boy wizard in sight. The characters and their stories will stay with you long after you click past the last page.
Despite the feeling that the reader is being short-changed by the staccato style of dropping in chunks of text that lead nowhere, The Sorcerer does have a flow and a plot that could be developed. My suggestion would be to lose the police characters (police procedures simply do not work this way) and turn the 'crime busters' into private investigators.