In common with many police procedurals there is a smattering of politics this after all is a team and not one man solving a crime by himself, and through these exchanges I found Goodhew is developing as a far more rounded character as are some of his team, which include the obligatory self-serving detective, in this case, Kincaid.
I am glad I read Cambridge Blue first and really although I really enjoyed the writing in The Siren which is steadily placed and entertaining, unfortunately. I also had a few problems with Kimberly, although I knew a lot about her, we were left to assume why she took some of the decisions she did on fairly unsubstantiated grounds — I know I often complain about being spoon-fed information in books but this one just went a little too far in the other direction.
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Not an outstanding all-round read but a book with sufficient good points for me to look forward to another in the series. A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life View All Posts. I do however have The Calling which is the third in the series. It was possibly a Kindle Daily Deal the amount of books on my Kindle is scary.
Like Like. Still, this does sound like an interesting plot line. Hmmm…well, I think I said on another post that I have the first book in the series. And am keeping this series in mind. I really love a good series and am continually adding to my mental list of ones to try. Self's Punishment. The World According to Anna. Wheels of Terror. The Abyssinian Proof.
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Go Search. Books Alison Bruce The Promise. Download Image Download Image. Imprint Constable Constable. The scars would last a lifetime. Will he look for promotion? When Goodhew was 11 his parents inherited a substantial sum after the death of his grandfather. Goodhew and his sister were sent to boarding school where neither of them was happy. He lost himself in crime fiction and noir movies and nurtured the ambition to be a detective. This would be less relevant if I had introduced Goodhew later in his career.
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The cases have an impact on Goodhew. No one can deal with these kinds of crimes and be unaffected, but it is inevitable that he ends up being some combination of burnt out, alcoholic, depressed, unhealthy or lonely. Only time will tell. If someone decided to make a TV series based on your books, who should play him, and his grandmother?
The Backs by Alison Bruce (Paperback, 2014)
My books being filmed would be very exciting. Who would play Goodhew is tricky. I have one actor in my head and I have a photograph of him that is exactly as I see Gary. You are good at portraying female characters, many of whom are rather querulous young ladies.
Do you empathise or sympathise with these characters? At school I was incredibly introverted. I am the youngest of five children by 11 years.