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From the very first page of As the Sun Turns Black, it is clear that something is very rotten in the city of Manchester.

Two young girls are missing – then one is found dead, covered in blood and swan-feathers. The murdered child turns out to be the daughter of Matt Spears’ friend, Eddie, who appeals to him to find the killer.

Matt refuses to get involved – he’s having enoug
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Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published February 22nd 2012 by Amazon
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There's so much to like about this novel. So often, a writer tries to pull off a stand-up interplay between joint protags - and fails. I expect the author has developed the two characters in his previous work (which I haven't read). I like to dabble myself, and I'm envious of how Mr Crowther has juxtaposed Matt and Nathan, a couple of dark horses who cannot help but become embroiled in the tangled webs of a more than shady collection of Mancunians - not that they'd have it any other way.

But, as
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Cheryl M-M
With all due respect to the author I felt that this was hard to follow. Not in a sense that I didn't understand the plot, but more in a way that didn't make it an enjoyable read. There was a lot going on, perhaps even a tad too much.
There were so many characters without any real depth. The scenes went hop skip jump.
A shame really, because the book started well and the concept was interesting.
I tried to pinpoint what was missing for me as a reader and it was possibly the fact it was written in a
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Pat
Aug 18, 2013 Pat rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
I found the first part of As the Sun Turns Black confusing, with too many characters and undercurrents. I have not read the first Matt Spears book, which may have been the problem. The main plot of the possible return of a serial killer was interesting enough to keep me reading, and I did enjoy several of the characters (Trudy and Nathan in particular). The last half of the book was much easier reading and the final chapters made it worth suffering through the beginning.
I received a complimentar
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