The Final Silence

The Final Silence

Book - 2014
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"Belfast, Northern Ireland: Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one room remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table--and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her family intervenes, fearing that scandal will mar her politician father's public image. Rea turns to the only person she can think of: disgraced police inspector Jack Lennon. He is facing suspension from the force and his new supervisor, DCI Serena Flanagan, is the toughest cop he's ever met. But a gruesome murder brings the dead man's terrifying journal to the top of the Belfast police's priority list"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2014]
ISBN: 9781616955496
Branch Call Number: F NEVIL-S
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 25, 2015

Formulaic and uninteresting. The lead character, Jack, is pathetic and whiny at most. The story doesn't even go into the best parts of the plot, but rather focuses on uninteresting aspects, much like a bad movie on Lifetime.

Mar 29, 2015

While I thought the story was good, I couldn't get past the formulaic nature of the story. I was able to blow through this book pretty quickly as the plot and characters are all straightforward. Full review of the book is here:

alexica Nov 06, 2014

Stuart Neville has to work hard to live up to his "Ghosts of Belfast," and this latest effort doesn't make it. Jack has become whiney and self-indulgent and the book repetitious. Everything is blamed on everyone else, including things under his control. He loves his daughter, just not enough to meet her basic needs and he seems to relish in is incompetence.

The plot is contrived, and the remedies miraculous. If only everyone else would take responsiblity for him.

Neville said in his Acknowledgements that certain people helped him get through a bad patch in writing the book and you just wish that he would have taken that extra six months or so to get it right himself.


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