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The Dispossessed (Rickman and Foster #1)

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Bled to death and left in a rubbish bin, the teenaged prostitute is just the first victim.

DI Jeff Rickman's investigation into the Afghan refugee's sordid death leads first to the heart of a community who can't - or won't - talk to him. Then the investigation comes home to Rickman's own private life. As the body count starts rising he is framed for a crime he didn't commi
Published by New English Library Ltd (first published January 1st 2004)
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Julie Durovchic
Jun 20, 2017 Julie Durovchic rated it really liked it
Thrilling suspense with plenty of twists.
May 31, 2009 Ilze rated it really liked it
Margaret Murphy's crime stories are detailed and chilling. If you don't have tears in your eyes because you've grown to like a character and then lose him/her to death, you're on the edge of your seat, anxious to find out what's going to happen next.

The Dispossessed paints a dark picture of asylum seekers in Britain. At first it looks as if the narrative is going to lead nowhere, but this seems to be Murphy's way of telling it. Bit by bit all the pieces fill in a picture, which she then shuffle
Aug 19, 2014 Pat rated it liked it
A very sad story. Unfortunately you can believe too easily that there are people who would prey on refugees in the way the story depicts. Money talks and refugees are scum. They have no one to look out for them so easily fall prey to predators. The action takes a horrible turn when danger comes too close to the investigating police officers. Food for thought.
Oct 12, 2015 Khim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goed boek. Het thema is zeer actueel. Namelijk vluchtelingen. Het boek is al wel wat ouder, maar kun je zien dat boeken soms tijdloos zijn en dat het een actueel thema blijft. De personages zijn levensecht en goed neergezet. Het is niet een spectaculaire actie thriller. Een goede politieroman, waarbij je over de schouders mee kijkt van de recherche en de agenten.
Barbara Elsborg
Sep 07, 2014 Barbara Elsborg rated it really liked it
A good thriller with some surprising twists. Plenty of tension. I read it in one sitting - easy to read prose. I did get a little confused with the foreign names but that's just me. I forget a name from one chapter to the next unless it's one I'm used to hearing. I liked Jeff as a character and I'm wondering if there are more with him in it. The premise seemed horribly plausible to me!
Rosa Macpherson
Oct 05, 2014 Rosa Macpherson rated it liked it
It got a bit tedious after about half way... don't want to talk about spoilers but a spoiler spoiled it for me... it was competently written but got a bit ploddy... a sort of 'need to take you to the conclusion' , but really why bother... the action's prematurely kinda ejaculated way back there and we're just going through the motions now
Feb 27, 2015 Plum-crazy added it
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Not a bad crime novel - had put off reading it a few times due to the very small print (even with my specs on!) in my copy!

Entertaining enough with one or two events I didn't expect but the subject matter of the abuse of asylum seekers isn't one for me....much preferred "Now You See Me".
Dec 30, 2016 Nicole rated it liked it
Not the most amazing book I have ever read but I enjoyed the twists and turns, even if I did predict most of them!
Jun 06, 2010 rabbitprincess marked it as maybe
Recommended to rabbitprincess by: the Rough Guide to Crime Fiction
Chapter 12: Crime and Society
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