Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Crime TradeThe Crime Trade by Simon Kernick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What a pleasantly readable book! If one is looking only for entertainment, then Simon Kernick's "The Crime Trade" delivers. It has an interesting plot, good writing, and relatively well-drawn characters. What's more, unlike two previous books by Kernick, it does not degenerate into an idiotic scenario for a thriller movie towards the end. Read the book to its very last sentence as the last pages and the last sentence are delightful.

The police procedural thread is handled much better than DI Gallan's and DS Boyd's personal life thread, but I guess the latter is mandatory in today's crime fiction. Oh well.

Good book! Three and a half stars.

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