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A Mersey Killing by Brian L. Porter
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it was ok

I wish I could give this more stars, but the constant telling and informing the reader was too much.

The author needs to believe that readers are intelligent people who can do with less info and more action in order to avoid the "talking heads" problem throughout this book.

For instance, here is a section early on where the author is informing us through dialogue between two characters about what is going on:
"You know as well as I do that identifying the victim has to be our first priority. We don't have a lot to be going on with but at least Hannah Lewin has given us a couple of scraps that might help."
"You mean like the broken leg, for example?"
"Exactly. Assuming our victim is local, it might help if we can start by getting local hospitals to check their records for all youngsters between, let's say ten and fifteen to begin with, let's say twenty five to thrity five years ago...."

It continues from start to finish in this way.

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Reading Progress

December 1, 2019 – Started Reading
December 3, 2019 – Shelved
December 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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