“ Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Keith Russell Ablow / Edition: New edition / Paperback / 336 Pages / Book is published 2005-11-25 by Pan Books „
This book was released in a series of books a while back, that waterstones offered for 99p, in a bid to get people to try new things (and for book fiends like me to get very excited!!)
This book is a classic crime drama, with the input of a psychologist helping out on a case, so hardly an original format. Nevertheless, it has quite a good storyline, featuring the victim, John Snow, as something of a genius, who is found dead in an alleyway the morning he is due to recieve pioneering surgery, which would cure him of his epilepsy, but also has some potentially life changing side effects.
The police want to think its a suicide, but Frank Clevenger, the psychologist brought in to help assist on the case, thinks otherwise, in a case that further complicates itself when John Snow's mistress is found dead, in another supposed suicide.
The story also focusses on the lives of those within it, taking a step back from the crimes. There are some romance storylines in it, and it also tackles minorly issues such as child abuse and teenage pregnancy.
I enjoyed the writing style, with occaisional chapters being set prior to the murder, but there was nothing outstanding to make this book stand out from numerous other crime novels. A fairly easy read if you like crime drama, but don't be expecting anything special.