The Silent Pool

The Silent Pool

by Phil Kurthausen

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ISBN-13: 9781472074294
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Series: An Erasmus Jones Novel , #1
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 1,026,481
File size: 2 MB

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The Silent Pool 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
This is a difficult book to review. It has some brilliant plot lines, plenty of tension, varying levels of graphic violence (if you are like me and hate eyes beware!!! Ewwwww!) all of which kept me engrossed. I really liked the main character, Erasmus .. he has been in war zones, returned to Liverpool and is now a PI. The case he is working on takes him in search of a missing man … but there is obviously a lot more involved than he at first anticipates. Then comes the section involving the Mayor who is intent on keeping the ailing city afloat. There are strikes at the schools and only an injection of healthy funds will get the education system back on track. This however comes at a price when a wealthy former city boy wants to install new software which has a religious aspect. There is a lot of confusion with the various pastor, preacher etc. This brings to light a religious group from years past and a possible connection to the missing man. This story includes ample villains, a couple of love interests, some dodgy friends, corrupt police and the one person who will keep Erasmus on the straight and narrow his daughter, Amy. I have never been to Liverpool but the descriptive writing made it easy to imagine how grim it could be in places which suited the scenes. This kept me guessing until the end, there were a couple of moments where I breathed a sigh of relief and thought I had the mystery solved but then it grabs you again and there is another revelation. So in summary .. the focus on Erasmus and his ‘team’ was fascinating and a gripping yarn but personally the religious/mayor input although necessary blighted it a bit for me. I would love to see another book with Erasmus solving another case as a comparison. I reviewed this book voluntarily via Netgalley.
JerseyGal More than 1 year ago
This book had a decent storyline. I'm not sure that I would recommend it to others as a "must read" but I enjoyed it and thought the concept behind it was interesting. Unfortunately, the editing was HORRIBLE. I'm use to one or two typos or punctuation errors that slip through to final publication, but this book had dozens of them. Some sentences were so bad, I was left to figure out what the author was trying to say in the sentence. It was very distracting, and if I wasn't curious about the ending, I think I would have given up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of action and an exciting plot