Past Imperfect - John Matthews Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140277544 / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: John Matthews / Edition: New edition / Paperback / 640 Pages / Book is published ... more
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by - written on 15/04/10, updated on 15/04/10 (32 readings)
A fantastic read. Manages to keep up a strong pace while also being intelligent and thoughtful. Has shades of Grisham's The Client (one of his better books) combined with The Sixth Sense, and it isn't often that a book which has such depth of detail and is so thought-provoking also manages to keep up such a frenetic pace. Though a past reviewer commented on the depth of detail, for me this certainly was not as heavy in details as, say, classics like Donna Tartt's Secret History or Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and the combination of procedural details with psychological drama - which entered different and exciting ground - I found particularly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/03/09 (Very useful, 186 readings)
Past Imperfect is one of those annoying books that should be very good, but which never lived up to its potential. All the ingredients are there for a cracking read: a storyline spanning three decades and several countries, a tale told from multiple viewpoints and a plot which combines elements of police drama, supernatural tales and medical and psychological elements. It's hard to see how Past Imperfect can fail Yet, it does. It never gripped me, never engaged my attention in the way I hoped and expected. There was always the promise of a good read dangling tantalizingly before my eyes, but it was never delivered, leaving me feeling disappointed and ... Read the complete review
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