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Holding by Graham Norton
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really liked it

A witty and engaging novel describing the aftermath of a body being found in a sleepy Irish village. I wouldn't have guessed this was by Graham Norton if his name wasn't on the cover, and I wouldn't have guessed it was a first novel.

The characters are endearing, and the plot is relatively pacey while still allowing space for carefully observed description. The resolution of the main plot is a bit disappointingly 'crime novel by numbers' and doesn't fit tonally with the rest of the book, but I enjoyed reading this nonetheless.

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Reading Progress

September 18, 2016 – Shelved
September 18, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 16, 2016 – Started Reading
November 21, 2016 – Finished Reading

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