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THE PATIENT MAN a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists (SHORTLISTED FOR CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021) (JACKMAN & EVANS 6) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B085KS3FQ1
- Publisher : Joffe Books mystery, crime thriller, suspense fiction (June 18, 2020)
- Publication date : June 18, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1278 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1789314402
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,927 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The main reason for the 3.5 star is that there's really nothing wrong with the story - meaning the flawless elements are still intact. BUT. And this is a big but. I was totally disappointed by the rundown of Jackmen's nemesis, Alistair Ashcroft. I mean, the author practically revolves 2 books (this one and its previous) around the man - building up the tension and creating a very terrorized state everyone was forced to be in because of Ashcroft - just to end in a kinda slapstick anticlimax. Shots in the kneecap by outsiders (points taken in the irony of the people he took for granted is the ones who can cause highest damage to him - but still)!!! Everything went limp and wane after that...
Another petty reason that is quite personal for me is I don't buy the chemistry between Jackman and his 'darling-loving-lovely' Laura. I think the relationship is totally lacking that it made me dislike Laura despite the fact that I was totally okay with her when she first appeared in DI Galena series. For me, there is no bonding, no stories of why the two are in love. Everything seems forced to the point that it made Jackman very stiffed and hard to like in this book. Gone was the gentle soul. This might sound petty, but it has become one of the major turn-offs for me.
Top reviews from other countries
The characters are sympathetic and believable, with strong women, who are intelligent and compassionate. Marie Evans is a delight and with a turn of phrase it's impossible not to enjoy.
The plots are solidly crafted, and held together with zippy pacing and and understanding of how policing works.
I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the novels and and the Nikki Galena novels. It's a treat to find an author who writes with flair and understanding....I look forward to the next book by Ms Ellis