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Cruel Justice

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I am so excited to have such a great new detective series to fol

I am so excited to have such a great new detective series to follow. DI Lorne Simpkins is a wonderful character to read. She is fiesty and tears into her work with gusto, not wanting to stop until she gets the bad "arse." Her partner, Pete, is the perfect coun...
I am so excited to have such a great new detective series to follow. DI Lorne Simpkins is a wonderful character to read. She is fiesty and tears into her work with gusto, not wanting to stop until she gets the bad "arse." Her partner, Pete, is the perfect counterpart to her and they make a wonderful combo. Lorne has some flaws, which only gives her characters more depth and realism. As a workaholic in a stressful job, she is trying to balance family life but still keep street crime under control. There is such a wonderful balance between these two separate storylines and it only adds to the character development. You end up feeling like you have known these people for years. That is such a hard thing to accomplish for a writer, and this just makes a reader not able to put down this book until the very last scene. Just when you think you know where this book is heading, it takes an about turn, something I think Comley must enjoy doing to her readers. She obviously likes to keep us on the edge of our seats! I am so excited there are 3 more Justice books available because Lorne Simpkins is someone I want to read a lot more about.

posted by MaryEOS on September 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

OK read.

This is the first book in the series so I will give it a little slack. The plot was a little tedious and predictable. This book could have benefitted from some very tight editing. Lots of typos. Will read the nextbook in the series before giving up on this author.

posted by 5668710 on May 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    OK read.

    This is the first book in the series so I will give it a little slack. The plot was a little tedious and predictable. This book could have benefitted from some very tight editing. Lots of typos. Will read the nextbook in the series before giving up on this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Very intense, about 250 pages

    This a very violent, almost sickening so, novel. It has about 250 pages. It us a murder mystery and all actions are extremely descriptive. I will tell you a bit about the prolog and you can decide if you want to read to this book from that and I wont be giving anything away. This is an across the pond mystery. There is a lot of English slang and grammer. The editing is okay. This novel starts out with a kidnapped woman, being tortured. She is in an underground room, being attended to by a man and woman. She is starving, being denied food and water. She is forced to eat her own excrement, then beaten to death, her head is removed with a hand saw. The details are pretty explicit. Before she dies, she dies, she asks what she has done, but is not told, her questions, cause her captors to become enraged. This noir mystery is very violent and I found it disturbing. It made me nervous and nauseous at times. There are a lot of adult themes. It is well edited and written. The main characters are hard and inured against the horrors they must deal with every day. This is a very intense read. For adults, ages 18 and up. This English/British novel is not chick lit. It is more rooster lit.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    I enjoyed the 5 books in this series....

    The writer is British & uses some English slang, which I'm sure most American/Canadian/other, readers will figure out.

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    Posted April 19, 2013

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