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Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:57am Post #1
DESCRIPTION The remains of three bodies are found in an old house close to Manchester University. The house used to be a care home for teenage boys and Detective Superintendent Jeff Barton and his team uncover a horrific period of brutality and abuse that took place there. Their investigations lead to the former manager of the care home and his wife who are traced to a villa in Spain. The...

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 8:02pm Post #789
Sorcerer is the first books from Jeff Barton Series, the next works available on openbooks are: Fireflies, Storms and No Questions Asked. The problem with Merton’s writing is that he has really good ideas to create a good classical criminal story. Multicultural Manchester is a perfect setting for a crime story. The author includes the socio-political issues into his books and it seems that he really enjoys writing about politics, the contemporary race and gender problems or homosexuality. The ideas are fine but lack execution. Although I’ve read almost all of his books from the series I still cannot get used to his style of writing that is too stiff for me – there’s no fluency, funny jokes nor vivid characters. The same case happens with Sorcerer. Maybe the book would be more digestible if there were no so many comments on how bad raping small children is and how horrid are the psychopaths committing such horrific acts. I was already horrified imagining it and I’m really not so stupid not to judge it as morally wrong by myself. And the last warning: these books really need editing!

Krzysztof S.

OpenBooks.com Team
Posted on June 27, 2020 at 9:41am Post #893
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