My latest load of books.
In the attempt to get a VIP card from a local bookstore, a brand from Taiwan, I have to buy a lot.
So I tried and tried to find enough books for me to buy in order to become member. This is in the pile.
The surprise is how readable this is. I read the latest one Career of Evil when it went on sale. This one didn't got my interest so much as I have already watched the TV series it based on.
The story has a bit of problem, the detective Strike seems sad, yet didn't really have a temper. Man who had a father who hardly knows his existence, and a career cut short because of injury. One must get frustrated in life and probably has a bit of temper. He is just not a cheerful guy but didn't really take it out on anyone really.
As for his detective skill, it is a bit procedural. Who was there and why? Interviewing witnesses and tried to confirm the police didn't missed anything.
The problem of watching the TV series first is the spoiler. I tried to forget the end bits to enjoy the progression of the book more.
The story itself didn't have enough interactive actions that I like in detective story. But this is just preference. The story itself is doing fine. I would have to find out if this is a suicide or if someone has harmed this young woman.
The middle bit is a bit of running around with glues. If only Strike revealed some of the clues to Robin, then it would get even better.
The ending is fine.
4.5 stars read.