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The Price of Darkness (DI Joe Faraday) Paperback – April 1, 2009
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"A cracking read" SOUTH WALES ARGUS 'Questions of loyalty and betrayal are handled with quite as much skill as the standard crime-novel apparatus of violence and suspense.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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Graham Hurley is the award-winning author of the DI Joe Faraday series.
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A couple of issues though. How is it that the police, with all their resources, and through so many stories, have failed to nail McKenzie after all these years? And what of the subplot involving Faraday's deaf son J-J and his over-the-top real estate purchase: why was it included?
This storyline was almost a bit too clever in its construction. The various "subplots" were too distracting -- but at the same time not adequately fleshed out. Things moved along at a fairly brisk pace, but then some relatively inconsequential bits and pieces subtly broke its pacing. I found myself sometimes reading a chapter and then saying, "oh yeah, I'd forgotten about him,or that, or whatever", which shouldn't really happen in a good, evenly-paced storyline.
Even the jet-ski tournament sort of fizzled out as an idea (in the author's plan of things) without a particularly concrete solution. And Paul winter: good-guy or good-guy turned bad? It was left hanging at the end. And when Winter admitted to Bazza that his new marketing agent was an undercover cop, surely Bazza would've had her killed. Or, alternatively, Winter wouldn't have given her game away. Didn't really gel at all.
So... basically just an okay read, but I'm thinking I won't be looking for any more Graham Hurley/Joe Faraday books in the near future. 6/10