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The Devil's Teardrop by Jeffery Deaver
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Jun 15, 2011

really liked it
Read in August, 2000


Having read other Deaver books one knows what to expect from him, and he well knows you are expecting that because he tends to follow the same cliche: the introduction of the characters, the creation of an intrincate plot, and a bunch of tricks for the ending. At the same time one also knows that he has set the devil loose playing with the good guys and wonders who might be, this book brushes up on riddles and is a riddle on itself Near the ending, as usual, he will dump at top speed all the tricky aces he has concealed under his sleeve, disclosing the culprit and finding an explanation to justify each and every event , giving the answers to all the questions that every reader may pose to him (How he did that ?. How this could happen ?,.. It is not too much ?), (well, I do not agree with many of the answers, they seemed a bit far-fetched. The assets of this book: Deaver is showing again his quality as a top notch thriller writer displaying a great writing style and great character development (particularly Kincaid and the Digger), handling suspense as few other authors can do and showing that he has done a thorough research about what he is lecturing about, in this case (writing interpretation applied to crime investigation) and those facts show a lot of respect for his readers. ( I like this ! ) The liability of this book is the contrived ending, with lots of twist and turns in just a handful of pages which happen as miracles in a very short time (hours), making difficult to believe them, (...but a little fantasy in a book is not forbidden, is it ?..) In my opinion, for future books he has to make some changes in his plot schemes to surprise his avid old fans, who no longer get shocked with his twist and turns because they are expecting them.

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