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Duncan's Diary by Christopher C. Payne
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Sep 07, 2010

really liked it
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Read from October 02 to 08, 2010

I won this book on "First Reads" and was not expecting much since this was the author's first book and it appears he didn't have it proof read . Aside from that, I did get right into it and the writer did a good job portraying Duncan, the middle aged, recently divorced accountant with 3 daughters, who is rather boring as a person and is seemingly facing a midlife crises. He decides he needs some excitement in his life and the outlet he finds to get him through is killing. The story is told in the first person and is more or less like the killer's diary with some chapters in between telling us about Sudhir, the alcoholic detective who gets assigned to the case. You won't like this if you can't deal with sex and cold blooded murder but it wouldn't be this story without it. Has a rather surprising twist at the end. And it appears we could see more of Duncan in the future. Thanks for giving me a chance to read this.
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Christopher Payne Liz, thank you for taking a chance and reading it.

It was fun jumping into writing a book and I am pleased so many people have enjoyed it. Hopefully I will get better with time.

Although I better hurry up, at my age the clock is ticking quickly.


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