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The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill
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Aug 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: mysteries

I'm a big fan of Susan Hill and this series in general but not this installment. I simply found it overwrought, especially the bereaved widower so deranged by grief that he becomes a dangerous stalker and the elderly psychiatrist assaulted by a former patient. Everyone in this novel is out of sorts, including DCI Simon Serailler, who is in danger of becoming so hardened that he no longer empathizes with anyone's troubles but his own. Even Cat Deerbon and her husband are at odds in this outing, thanks to the unbearable pressures of being GPs under the National Health Service. Assault and battery lurk at every rest stop on the A1. I know Britain isn't what it used to be, but still....

Luckily, I've read later episodes when things return to a more bearable level of behavior in Lafferton.
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