Robert K.’s Reviews
Bit of a slog
02/08/2012The author gets carried away with the Swedish secret police and thus the story drags a bit. Very predictable ending. This is easily the worst of the trilogy and I would give it a miss. A real disappointment after the 2nd book.
Touching true story
02/08/2012This is the story of Damon, Bryce's son and his battle with haemophilia and later AIDS. My only criticism is the contempt that the author shows to the medical profession. Damon was one of the first haemophiliacs in Aust. to develop AIDS and not a lot was known at the time. It is very well to look back in retrospect.
Exciting with a twist at the end
01/03/2012This is the 2nd book and deals with the investigation of the murder of a journalist and an academic who are about to expose a sex trafficking ring. More riveting than "dragon tattoo" as the characters are already developed. I recommend you read the first book before this one. This is as good as any thriller I have read.
12/08/2011An OK Tempe Brennan novel. As well as the skeletal studies there is also DNA sequencing as well. Possibly a glossary should be at the back of the book for the abbreviations and medical terms. The story has a twist at the end which I didn't see coming. Not Reich's best novel but still enjoyable.
Best Scarpetta for some time
18/12/2011Cornwell has regained some of the spark shown in her early Scarpetta novels. This story does drag at times but has an unexpected (for me) ending. The usual characters plus extra ones as it is set in Georgia. I didn't realise that Kay is now married to Benton. Worth the money if you are a Scarpetta fan but if you are not read the early novels first.
Bit slow at start but persevere.
01/03/2012Blomkvist is hired by a wealthy industrialist who believes his niece has been murdered and wants to locate her body. There are links to other tortures, rapes and murders of women. Some may find the subject matter upsetting but it is treated sensitively. I don't believe computer hacking is as easy as it is made out in the book but maybe firewalls are better now.