Trick of the Dark. by Val McDermid
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Psychological Thriller
"My mother disappeared when I was sixteen. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. When I say that out loud, people look at me out if the corners of their eyes, as if I've transgressed some fundamental taboo. But it's the truth. I'm not hiding some complicated grief reaction. My mother...
Should have seen the ending coming, and might have if I'd been more caught up in the book. Recycles a LOT of the aspects of Killing the Shadows, which I found disappointing - McDermid is usually better about making her plot devices fresh. May have to go back and re-read A Place of Execution and re...
For me, a Val Mcdermid novel is a treat to be savoured which is why I often read them long after publication (the exception being the "Tony Hill" books which I can't stop myself from devouring in an instant!). The Hardback version of this has been sat on my shelf for a while (and boy its a good look...
OK, def. not my favorite Val McDermid book. Not for the same complaints as other reviewers though. Val to me is the "Queen of Twistedness". I think she could write a seriously, seriously twisted book blindfolded with one arm tied behind her back the use of only two fingers and it would still be a ma...
I was slightly disappointed by this, my first Val McDermid book - particularly at the beginning when it seemed to be all about a gay support theme, it got slightly better later on but the characters were too cardboard the dialogue is hackneyed and it was like a crime-writing-by-numbers novel. Sayin...