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Green Eye (The Thorn Trilogy #3)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
To an outsider, the university student's hedonistic lifestyle can seem like an enviable one. But right now, Cambridge student Danny Thorn can see little to be jealous of. Danny's got woman troubles—his ex, Julie, won't leave him alone, and the beguiling Stella is disinterested. But as the term plays out, these will be the least of Danny's worries…Academics are locked in a ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Headline Book Publishing
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Maxine  (Booklover Catlady)
I have had to abandon this one at the 50% mark. I am finding it incredibly disjointed, the constant switches of POV are not clearly done so you often don't realise a new voice is speaking and I just found it quite boring overall. I could not click or like or get any of the characters either.

I had loved the sound of this book and the version I read is a 2016 re-release of this book, so it's actually been around for a while. This one is just not for me. I won't give it a rating on here but in all
Mar 02, 2016 Petra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, uk, series, netgalley
Green Eye is the final installment of The Thorn Trilogy. I loved the first book in the series for its sinister atmosphere and suspense and gave it 4 stars. I enjoyed the second book because there was just something about the protagonist, Rosa Thorn, that clicked with me, and then I worked my way through this final offering, and I'm still shaking my head. What ever happened?
The plot takes place in Cambridge this time where Rosa's son, Danny, is now a student. It's the final week of the semester,
Feb 07, 2016 Elisa rated it liked it
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Endeavor Press!
As a fan of crime novels, I loved the setup of this book: a serial rapist terrorizes a Cambridge campus. Who is it? Why is he doing it? Who's going to stop him? To find out I had to plough through 300-plus pages of what I can only describe as a "telenovela." I was expecting a whodunit: Rosa Thorn, the heroine, investigates and finds the culprit. Instead, she almost takes a back seat to the machinati
Jan 26, 2013 Natazzz rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring, crime
I read the first chapter of this book before I bought it, and judging from that, I thought it was going to be a fun and interesting read. How wrong I was. Even though this book is fast paced and easy to read, it just couldn't hold my interest. There's just too many different main characters - and the perspective keeps changing every other page. Not only that, but I just didn't find any of these characters very interesting, perhaps because one doesn't really get the chance to get to know any of t ...more
Feb 08, 2016 CL rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book I have read by Vena Cork about the widow Rosa Thorn. I have to say I am liking this feisty, go by your gut mother who has once again set out to protect those she loves. Her son has just started his 2nd year of college and she gets a chance to visit him. Once she arrives there she finds that his life is not as she thought it was. He has broken up with his girlfriend whose mother had taken him in as a boarder and now Rosa does not where where he is living or why he has broken ...more
Zarco Dragonetti
Feb 11, 2016 Zarco Dragonetti rated it liked it
I was given the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley.

This book could have been so much better. The storyline was so promising, but sadly, by 65% into the book, nothing had happened apart from lots of people having arguments. It was strange to read a book about something as serious as rape with a character clearly meant to be a comedic parody in Frankie. It just didn't gel for me. When finally something did happen, the story finally did become grippin
Roman Clodia
Jun 22, 2016 Roman Clodia rated it really liked it
I like the premise of this series but the books themselves are a little shaky: the good news is that they improve and this is the best by Cork so far. Set around a Cambridge college, this is excellent on the crises in people's lives: first love and breaking up, wife vs. mother, new academia vs old school. In the foreground is a college production of Othello and the siren Stella with whom many of the other characters are obsessed, and we just know that something horrible is hovering over the scen ...more
Julia Ibbotson
Aug 02, 2016 Julia Ibbotson rated it really liked it
The last in the Thorn trilogy and a very enjoyable holiday read. It focused primarily on Rosa's son, Danny, now a student at Cambridge, and his love life, and the family of Rosa's childhood friend Perry now a Cambridge don. The perpetrator of the crimes was not hard to guess although all the intricacies of connections were well sustained to the end. I found that some of the motivations for action were less credible, which is the issue I found with the previous books in the series too. But if you ...more
Endeavour Press
Feb 12, 2016 Endeavour Press rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thriller
This book is published by Endeavour Press.
Mar 16, 2011 Grahambootle rated it really liked it
Same characters as Thorne, which I was not expecting as I assumed that Thorne was a one off, don't know why...

Set in the spires of Cambridge, not my sort of place at all but it was a cracking thriller.

Some of the plot "twists" were a bit predictable and some of them were a bit far fetched.

Moves at a good pace and the author has developed the art of changing the "narrators voice" without telling you the narator now is, sounds irritating but in this case it works really well. Must get some more Ve
Lisa Greer
Jan 04, 2008 Lisa Greer rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Shelves: thriller
This is the last one in the series... so far. Please write more, Ms Cork! :) I am waiting... this one focuses on Danny Thorn, Rosa's son, and his trials at university. I think it's almost as good as the first novel.
Dec 31, 2010 Rebecca rated it it was ok
A bookseller recommended this to me as being similar to Ruth Rendell's psychological suspense novels. More like a Lifetime movie. It was suspenseful, but I found it melodramatic.
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Vena studied at Homerton College, Cambridge, and was one of the first female members of the Cambridge Footlights. She was an actress, playwright and teacher before becoming a full-time writer and producing the Thorn trilogy.

Thorn, the first in the trilogy, was hailed by the Guardian as ‘a compelling, dark-hued psychological thriller’, by Time Out as ‘an outstanding debut’, and by The Times as ‘one
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Other Books in the Series

The Thorn Trilogy (3 books)
  • Thorn (The Thorn Trilogy, #1)
  • The Art of Dying (The Thorn Trilogy, #2)

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