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Safe House - Chris Ewan

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Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Chris Ewan / Paperback / 464 Pages / Book is published 2013-03-07 by Faber and Faber

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      08.05.2013 22:50
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      The book is let down by a poor story

      Introduction

      This is one of the first books that I read on my brand new Amazon Kindle. I was looking at the Amazon app store and saw this book. It appealed to me because it was in the Amazon best seller's of books, I saw that the book is based on the Isle of Man where I live and the book was very cheaply priced. I was very surprised how cheap it was since the book is still a fairly new release and normally the best selling items still stay very high priced but in this case the book was a good price.
      Pros and Cons

      Pros

      Very good descriptions of the places in the book
      The story has it's moments

      Cons

      Story was not very surprising just felt like the book was going around in circles
      Story was also boring at times

      My opinion

      As I said before the main reason why I read this book is because it is based on the isle of man where I live and yes the book does do it's descriptions of the places very well. I really enjoyed reading the descriptions and thinking "Oh yeah" I've been there. "I know where that is" running through my head. Heck I even learnt something new about some of the places on the island. I'm surprised by this as the island is so small.

      The author Chris Ewan is not from the Isle of Man, Chris was born in Taunton. He has clearly done his research well I'm guessing he has been on holiday and spent a lot of time over here. He mentioned a lot of stuff in the book that even the locals don't know or at least I didn't.

      Now I have to say the things that I did not like about the book. It was the fact that although the island is described picture perfectly. The story is not very good, it's repetitive and moves very slowly. I just found myself bored when reading it, and ended up using the text to speech feature on the Amazon Kindle just to get through it. I was not really surprised by the ending to be perfectly honest and if you do read the book you will quickly see what I mean. I'm not giving anything away there by the way.

      Summery

      Although I liked the fact that the book is based on the Isle of Man, I did really like the descriptions of the places that I see nearly everyday. I didn't like the story I got bored stiff of it. I don't recommend this book to you.

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