The Harvest Man

The Harvest Man

Large Print - 2015
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For Inspector Walter Day, it has been a difficult time. His wife has given birth to twins, his hostile in-laws have come to stay, and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people's faces off their skulls, the Yard knows they need Day in the field. Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith. Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn't stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back. Of course, the Ripper has been playing a game with him, and with Walter Day, as well. He is pushing both of them to their limits, and what happens when they get there... no one can say.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410480859
1410480852
Branch Call Number: LP GRECI-A
Characteristics: large print
521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jul 11, 2017

Meh....So very heavy handed with inserting modern investigative skills into a historical setting. Additionally, the primary protagonist is dreadfully boring. He isn't unlovable or overly perfect - he reads very flat and milquetoast. Plus, there is a cacophony of characters, and it feels like they keep adding more and more with each chapter. Then, there is the plot, sub-plot, and not one but two villains. It keeps shifting, ruining the focus for the reader. And I wish I had a "jump to conclusion map" - because our detectives are apparently so shrewd, they're able to just jump to the conclusion for the sake of the investigation. It doesn't feel plausible that these detectives are able to pinpoint the answer to the mystery with such ease. To be honest, I kind of felt like I was reading a Jack The Ripper fanfiction. Eh.

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cknightkc
Jun 23, 2015

Another satisfying entry in this historical thriller series.

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