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The Blackhouse

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

If you like murder mysteries situated in the northern islands of Europe, this book is for you.

I really love reading murder mysteries located in northern Scotland, Iceland and the Scandanavia area.

First the descriptions of Lewis and the surrounding islands were rich in history and the local characters were beautifully written.

The development of the mu...
I really love reading murder mysteries located in northern Scotland, Iceland and the Scandanavia area.

First the descriptions of Lewis and the surrounding islands were rich in history and the local characters were beautifully written.

The development of the murder mystery was beautifully done and the ending was believable and satisfying.

One item of note. I usually refuse to read any mystery written in the first person. I find that style limiting. This mystery goes back and forth between first person and third person narrators and it worked nicelely, and was necessary for plot development.

One disappointment is not with the book, but Barnes and Noble. This book is book one in a trilogy. Book Two has been published, but not in the US. Book three will be published in February of 2013.

I had to go online to get the second book (also very well written). Barnes and Noble needs get the 2nd and 3rd book write away.

I am also reading another trilogy by the same author and it also is wonderfully written

posted by LioneC on November 19, 2012

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2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

so so

I kept reading this book until the end. It jumps from current to past often. Parts are interesting but more of it isn't. It has way too much use of the F bomb for me. The "black house" is a minor issue for the story. I found it just a sad waste of my time.

posted by terpOK on October 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Meh

    Started out well, but then it got to be just another cop bully story. Amazes me anyone ever talks to these jerks 5 minutes, and in real life they wouldn't unless arrested. Worst part of this one is that the cop bully is a complete wreck and wuss in his private life.

    Not worth the time or money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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