Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Book Review: Duplicity by Sibel Hodge


I am not normally one for a thriller, but this one was a little cracker. The fact that I stayed up well beyond my bedtime to finish it, is testament to the way it grabbed me. Told from two points of view, one a decidedly damaged and unhinged figure in the shadows and the detective investigating  the murder of a newly married business whizz kid with dubious business practices. Suspicion falls on many, old lovers, friends, even the residents of an ill fated housing estate where misery and ill health are endemic thanks to the victim.

The tension ratchets nicely, heroes and villains are both sympathetic and authentic.

The beauty of this book is that you think you are one step ahead of police thanks to clever plotting, you are actually one step behind the clever and stealthy author herself.


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