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True Witness (Brodie Farell Series #2)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A teenage boy is beaten to death on Dimmock's derelict pier. Detective Jack Deacon is convinced they have the murderer; he just needs a positive identification to lock him up for good. But the only witness is astronomer Daniel Hood, in his own way a man as determined as Jack.

Compelling as the circumstantial evidence is against the suspected killer, Daniel cannot be certai...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published December 2nd 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2002)
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Eileen Dent
This was a decent story with a few suprising moments. However, I'm unsure why this is a "Brodie Farrell (sp?)" mystery, since she played such a minor part in the story. Her role seemed to be as a background supporting character for Daniel Hood, and a to provide a romantic interest for Jack Deacon. I would consider either of the male characters to be more central to the story.
Kae Cheatham
Bannister is an excellent writer. I don't think this story was as well crafted as Echoes of Lies. I got tired of Daniel being a punching bag. I didn't like the cutesy ending with Deacon and Brodie.
Again, I’m not sure why there’s a daughter. An unnecessary element.
I have never read any of this series before, but I have enjoyed the author's Castlemere series for years. Although her sleuth did not solve the mystery and was somewhat in the background of the story compared to Daniel Hood, the plot was very enjoyable. I will read more of these.
Andrew & Bethany Owens
Jun 11, 2008 Andrew & Bethany Owens rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery readers
This book has a good plot and story line, but not the expressive or descriptive qualities of JK Rowling(but, who could be better than her?). However, the book did hold my interest throughout.
This is the second in the series and since I read the first and second in one day each you can see how much I loved them. Definately a series to check out.
Jane Auringer Danjin
Poor Daniel; I don't know how he lives through it all. Very creative plot and it kept my attention all the way through to its unexpected ending.
Well-crafted mystery; Worthy continuation of 1st novel. Balances between a plot-driven & a character-driven story.
Kelly Walker
2nd in a series but I think this is the last one for me. Can't stand the Daniel Hood character.
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Jo Bannister lives in Northern Ireland, where she worked as a journalist and editor on local newspapers. Since giving up the day job, her books have been shortlisted for a number of awards. Most of her spare time is spent with her horse and dog, or clambering over archaeological sites. She is currently working on a new series of psychological crime/thrillers.
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