Friday, 6 May 2016

Book Review - Alone with the Dead - James Nally

Alone with the Dead: A PC Donal Lynch ThrillerAlone with the Dead: A PC Donal Lynch Thriller by James Nally

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

PC Donal Lynch is Irish but working in London. He's also an insomniac and a functioning alcoholic. He's the first person to arrive at a brutal crime scene and he's determined to help solve the crime.

This for me was an ok book. The idea of spirits helping Donal is introduced and there's also the back story of how he came to have a convicted murderer for an ex-girlfriend. But it just didn't grab me. I didn't feel invested in the book. I finished it because I hate giving up on books.

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  1. I hate to give up on a book, too, but if it doesn't engage me by the end of chapter 2, I'm done. Thanks for the review. I'll avoid this one.

  2. I have finished a passel of horrible books because I refused to 'give up' on them. I don't do that anymore. Too many really good books out that waiting for me to read them. I like the advice Terri D's offered. By the second chapter if it doesn't grab you then give it up. Although I would have quit reading Owen Meany and that is one of my favorite books. So you just never know! Happy Mother's Day!!


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