So Say the Fallen by Stuart Neville
What’s it about?
Serena Flanagan is a detective in Belfast dealing with her own personal problems when she is called to the scene of an apparent suicide. Is it suicide or is it murder?
What did it make me think about?
This is a good old-fashioned crime novel. It is well-written and delivers just what you hope for when you read a crime thriller. Neville adds depth to his story with his writing- “This place rang with the kind of hatred that only poverty fosters.”,
Should I read it?
If you love a good detective story then Stuart Neville delivers. Pick this one up for a fast summer read.
“Is this really it? Is this how it ends?
Not with an explosive row, nor a discovered affair. No final betrayal to sever them. Just a slow decline of bitter reproaches and fake apologies until there is nothing left but festering resentment between them all.”
If you like this try-
The Trespasser by Tana French
The Caretaker by Rajit Singh
Marry, Kiss, Kill by Anne Flett-Fiordano
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!