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The Simple Death

3.16  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A man falls off a ferry and dies and an elderly lady dies after a long painful illness - could the two deaths be linked? Are they mercy killings or is Detective Nicholas Troy on the trail of a serial killer? A smart, sophisticated, hugely entertaining mystery, with a plot ripped straight out of tomorrow's headlines.
Paperback, 408 pages
Published January 31st 2011 by Allen & Unwin
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Karen
Jan 09, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
It's odd the things that come to mind when you're reading a book. THE SIMPLE DEATH had me very worried for central character Nicholas Troy's female colleagues. Given that he seems to spend a lot of his time jumping into bed with other women as soon as something goes wrong with his own life (not just including his wife's Post Natal Depression / leaving him etc from the first book), that I'm really worried what's going to happen if he ever gets knocked back on a promotion.

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Sue Millbank
May 05, 2011 Sue Millbank rated it really liked it
There's a main character Detective Nicholas Troy whose personal life is in pretty bad shape - his wife has left him and we're not sure if she's coming back. (Neither is he!) Troy is tempted by a colleague, with nearly disastrous consequences. Then there's a very different second thread involving Leila Scott, a bureaucrat whose mother is dying of cancer and asks Leila to help her kill herself. I liked the way this book dealt with an important topic - voluntary euthanasia - but not in a preaching ...more
Theresa Hollis
Oct 13, 2012 Theresa Hollis rated it liked it
Something that I do not usually read but found it entertaining although at times somewhat confusing as to what was happening, nevertheless not a bad novel.
Ann Tonks
The narrative complexity works but the writing tends to be flat. A sold book without being a great one.
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