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Thursday, May 9, 2013

I'll mark the play...For us, and for our tragedy (Hamlet Act III Scene II)

The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy #14) by John Lescroart

A tightly knit group of friends are linked by past deeds.
All are ex-policemen. Some are connected relationally some professionally, some in business.

Indeed the relationships and connections weave like a macramé pattern.
I keep seeing the whole thing playing out in a gritty black noir crime movie with Maltese Falcon overtones—a, touch of Sam Spade, and / or possibly Paul Newman's Frank Galvin character somewhere in centre place.
It kept me on the edge of my seat and in the end I'm still not sure who dunnit!
Characters are believable with gritty undertones of long friendships.
The ending persuaded me to pause, reflect anew, and entertain thoughts that I hadn't considered, which maybe spot on, and on the other hand, far from the mark!
A jolly good and captivating read!

A NetGalley ARC

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