The light of day

Paperback, 336 pages

English language

Published May 2, 2004 by Penguin Books.

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2 stars (1 review)

George Webb is a divorced ex-policeman turned private investigator, a man whose prospects seemed ruined not so long ago. Kicked off the force for trying in all the wrong ways to put away the right man, he has recently crossed a line with a client--and upended his own life.

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2 stars

Maybe it is just the mood I have been in this summer, but this is another abandoned book. I tried, I really tried but I just completely lost interest.

For one thing, it tries too hard to be "catchy" or something. It is told entirely in flashbacks, as a single day rolls along. And interesting idea, to be sure, but layered on top of that is a first person, almost stream of consciousness writing style that wants to pull you into the store as it slowly (ever ever so slowly) gets unfolded.

But I didn't care enough about the players to be all that interested in the story. This is one book that, perhaps given the right frame of mind, I could find interesting. But for right now, I gave up after about 75 pages.