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- ASIN : B015WEMY84
- Publisher : Earlham Books; 1st edition (September 26, 2015)
- Publication date : September 26, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 970 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 247 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,619 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Nothing was smooth, it was full of disjointed POV'S and quips.
Jack infuriated me with his amoral self, and Joanna made me feel like taking a switch to her enhanced backside throughout the whole thing!
The only person or I should say people, of any sympathy, was Donna and her son Eric. Even then, that story about his parentage proved to be stratospheric.
There was no flesh to any of the characters, the plot was convoluted, and from the revelation of the murder onward, was too unbelievable and ridiculous.
No, I completely felt like I had wasted good time on nothing.
The plot remained hidden to the end. A good mystery in the tradition that only the East of London can provide.
I liked it, and look forward to moving on to the next in this series.
Does Jack have his builder's licence by the way? If not, he wings it rather well.
The writing of this author is rather different however the storyline is a sound whodunnit that kept me guessing for much of the book. The characters are raw and real, complete with their individual good traits and annoying traits, but all are woven well together in a flowing storyline that provides amusement in just the right amount.
Knowing there are many more books in this series, I finished this book knowing I will most likely read another of them. Storyline and writing style that took time to grow on me, but grow on me it did. If you like whodunnits, give this one a go!
It's a cool amateur detective/suspense story, with a number of twists and turns that take us through many parts of the London area. As an American, I enjoyed seeing different socio-economic levels depicted so well, and really felt like I was there with the characters. The ending was a surprise, but has a satisfying resolution. All in all, I am now a fan of both Jack AND the author, DH Smith.
In this book, the author DH Smith, starts showing who is Jack, the builder and a few other characters. Each one has a story. You will forget that this is a book about a murder.
You will be finishing it, and you will start thinking, that this is part 1 of a series about Jack of all trades.
Last night it was late when I finally had a chance to grab the book. Suffenly there is a murder, someoen suspects of one or the other.
Who is the real killer and why?
Well Mr DH Smith forced mw into reading to the last page, so I could only sleep 5 hours. But, I was satisfied and very pleased with finishing the book, and waiting to see if there is another book about Jack or other books by DH Smith.
The book is set in the London suburbs, and though I don’t know London well, the various locations, and the differences between various neighbourhoods, were convincing and well described.
There was nothing to irritate in the writing: it was simple and clear; the grammar and spelling did not offend; in fact, the style was nicely self-effacing, leaving me to enjoy the story to the full.
All the characters seemed real to me, and though some had moral shortcomings, I felt that the author knew and liked each of them. The least convincing of the book’s cast met a brutal death early in the book leaving the more genuine characters alive, as we expect in crime fiction, the most moral of all literature.
Top reviews from other countries
The "jack" character is somehow moving as it highlights the depressing uncertainties and the pressure of working life in london. Also it brings up the misery of parents-children in broken couples...
The joanna-leon characters are more a fiction as they do not fit in real life: would a rich celebrity sleep with anyone?
Thanks to writer for avoiding raw sex scene description...
There are a few missing words which is the norm for ebooks now but my biggest criticism would be that most of the book is written in short sentences which makes reading jerky, not flowing, and is unnecessary; for example: 'Jack completed the wheelbarrowing of timber. And went into the back of the summerhouse. His plan...' Much better to make the And part of the preceeding sentence?
However, hats off to NOT using 'FIT' to cover all tenses which is the American way and seems to be so commonplace now: 'Second time around it fitted nicely.' His coffee...' Again, short sentences though but great to see the proper word for the proper tense being used.
The plot flows smoothly, the characters interact, and the secrets come to light. Competent writing makes it all a joy to read.