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Absolution by Caro Ramsay
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Aug 06, 10

really liked it
Read on August 06, 2010

A well written, interesting, true to life tale of mistreatment and subsequent murder, populated by a cast of misfits, the down-trodden and tired but dedicated police personnel. It certainly makes you wonder who would want to be a detective after reading this! The story jogs along at a decent pace and each twist and turn brings one nearer to the discovery of the identity of the murderer - dubbed 'Christopher Robin'.

An extremely good book for those who like their tales to be rooted in reality, there is no happy ending here although the tragic tale is lifted by the joy that comes from the human spirit surviving adversity. Also, the locale of Glasgow and the Ayrshire cost is excellently brought to life and I don't think I will see Ailsa Craig again without thinking of it being "in soufflé mode"!

(For those who don't know, Ailsa Craig is a large, uninhabited island formed from the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano off the Ayrshire coast)


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