Adventures in Books… Case Histories

So this was actually June’s bookclub book, but we have been unable to get together to talk about it so I am writing my review anyway!

“Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet – Lost on the left, Found on the right – and the two never seem to balance.

Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragedy, he attempts to unravel three disparate case histories and begins to realise that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected…”

I hoped I would like this more than I did. I liked the different stories and how they all linked together a bit, but I didn’t enjoy the way it was written. It jumped around a bit too much for my liking. I think it was jumping from different people’s perspectives. I know other books I’ve read do that a lot, but for some reason this felt like it was every few pages and then you at a different part of the story.

It took me a while to get into the book as well, even though it was not particularly long, it seemed to take a long time to read. I would give the next book in the series a go before abandoning them and also I would like to watch the BBC TV show that was on earlier this year.

At the moment I’m not too sure, but I’ve added the next one to my to-read list and will review again once I’ve read that.

Up next is 50 Shades of Grey, chosen by Kate!

 

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