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This story was was an amazing page turner. So many emotions vying throughout, with so many unexpected twists and turns, right up until the final page. I couldn’t stop reading it, but didn’t want it to end. Such powerful writing. Highly recommend.
Clearly, there are some people who love this book. I'm not one of them. Whittaker's writing style is wordy, clumsy and fake: by the third "cut the engine" I was only a few chapters in. Where did the name 'Dickie Darke' come from? And then there's French's mustard and 'cut the TV': his efforts to sound American are dreadful. The pace is so ponderous and dull, reading was like wading through chest-high mud. I suppose some people ignore amateurish glitches and just get into the narrative, but however clever the storyline and however striking the characters, the prose style is truly awful, and it needs to be re-written.
I eventually gave up 50% of the way through as life it just too short. In that 50% I read, not a lot happened character development wise, nor story wise really. I was not very keen on the writing style, the names of characters or the characters themselves. I didn't find them "real". It became such a chore to read this book, I eventually gave up. A quick google allowed me to fine the twist, which I didn't think was believable and not worth reading the rest of the book to find out.
Having read all the outstanding reviews I thought I would buy this book. I’m so glad it was reduced to £2 and that I didn’t spend/waste any more money in it. Like a lot of people, I really gave this book a good go but just couldn’t get into it so gave up on page 100. I didn’t like the way it was written nor the characters weird names and don’t understand why they had such odd names. I don’t know why this book has such amazing reviews. Not for me I’m afraid