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The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters

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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
11 May 2014, 11:54 AM | Post: #1

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The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters

This post was last modified: 11 May 2014 11:59 AM by LindaGruchy.
I'm slightly embarrassed to say I bought this in a charity shop, so it's the paper version not the kindle version
I enjoy Minette Walters’ novels because they are well plotted, both from a narrative and a psychological viewpoint, her characters make sense, even though I sometimes find the actual writing somewhat cold and have trouble identifying with the protagonists, which means I feel slightly detached from the action. Her stories are logical, plausible and above all, intelligent.. The Devil’s Feather is no exception, and I think it is the best I have read so far. (I have not yet read all of hers, so can’t really judge.) The characters seemed very real, the writing as always was excellent, and there was no irritating overt political intrusion, something which has annoyed me in some of her novels. It was quite slow paced for a thriller, or perhaps it's better described as having a long fuse, but this did not detract from my enjoyment one jot.
I know from reviews of my own work how sensitive some readers can be to crude language, so I will warn potential readers that there are several used of the F word and the C word, but every single use is not gratuitous and essential to the plot. Personally I have no problem with it, indeed, think it utterly appropriate in a novel of this ilk, but if you as a potential reader are easily offended by such words, this may taint your enjoyment.
Anyone who enjoys a well-written and realistic psychological crime novel will enjoy this one.

How annoying, the [= link doesn't work. http://www.amazon.co.uk...

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