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Captured by Neil Cross
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Jan 06, 10

bookshelves: mystery-thriller, arc-review-copy
Recommended to Kirsty by: Freebie from Waterstones!
Read in January, 2010

I had mixed feelings about this book. It tells the story of Kenny, who has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour and has been given weeks to live. He decides that he wants to make amends with people he's let down in the past, however when he tries to trace an old school friend, he finds she disappeared years earlier and has never been found. He decides that he has to find out what happens before he dies.

This book kept me turning the pages - It moved fast and was an easy read. The writing wasn't great though and the plot, whilst exciting, was far from believable in most parts. That said, I still enjoyed it. There was a little more gore than I was expecting and there some sex scenes which could be considered graphic. Neither of these facts bothered me, however some people may find it offensive. The characterisation wasn't bad, Kenny's brain tumour changed his personality quite a lot, which I believe is reflective of real life, and the author took care to include other symptoms of the tumour and made these integral to the plot.

In all, I liked this and would probably read more of the author's work.
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