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Borrowed Light (DI Joe Faraday #11)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The 11th entry in the series known for its realistic look at police work A car accident during a holiday in the Middle East lands Faraday in a hospital packed with the maimed from Gaza, where he embarks on a wild scheme to adopt a horribly burned Palestinian girl. Back in England, crimelord Bazza McKenzie is watching his empire fall apart under the pressures of the biggest...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published November 25th 2010 by Orion (first published January 1st 2010)
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Brendan Lyons
I listened to the Audiobook version which has just come out. Tim Pepper is an amazing reader and carries the listener effortlessly into the Portsmouth scene with its local rhythms of speech. This volume sadly closes out an extremely good series featuring a tired but driven police detective, DI Joe Faraday, who uses his organisational skills and basic copper instincts to battle not only the criminals on his patch but the new bureaucratic approach to policing which has become a general feature thr...more
Richard Thompson
We have been big Hurley fans over the years, but this one was very of gloomy and unfocused. Joe is barely functioning after the accident in Egypt. Gabrielle is obsessed about the badly burned child that she discovered in a hospital ward and her attitude toward Joe is uncommunicative and combative. Winter is fed up with Mackenzie but doesn't seem be able to make a break. The central crime — the murder of four people on the Isle of Wight — wobbles about ineffectually and comes to no real conclusio...more
Matt O'leary
having only read this novel I was actually quite disappointed by the end. the book leaves you with many unanswered questions and left me feeling frustrated. wouldn't bother again. maybe if I had read this after the rest of the series I might have had a different opinion
This was a rather gloomy book, charting the disintegration of the main character, so not something I might usually enjoy, but I found myself staying up far too late to finish it. Hurley is the master of characterisation and there are a couple of characters who might take over the Faraday role in future books - I hope so. The storyline is excellent, essentially a battle of wits between the police and one of Portsmouth's most notorious criminals. The crime itself is never fully resolved and this b...more
Rog Harrison
I have enjoyed this series which latterly has concentrated on the criminal Mackenzie and his ex-police assistant, Paul Winter. Every time Detective Inspector Faraday comes close to happiness the author snatches it away. In this book Faraday is going through a bad patch with Detective Sergeant Jimmy Suttle having to take on a lot of the work but the ending is truly shocking.
This is apparently the last of the D.I. Joe Faraday books. Too bad, he was becoming an interesting character. It seems that it all becomes too much at some point or another - when everything you held dear has vanished from your life...
Without spoiling the ending, I have to say that although I was disappointed I admire Graham Hurley for having the courage to develop his characters in the way he has.
This wandered a bit too much and was rather gloomy but still a good book.
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Graham Hurley was born November, 1946 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. His seaside childhood was punctuated by football, swimming, afternoons on the dodgems, run-ins with the police, multiple raids on the local library - plus near-total immersion in English post-war movies.

Directed and produced documentaries for ITV through two decades, winning a number of national and international awards. Launched a wr...more
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