Book review: Kill A Stranger by Simon Kernick

Sunday, December 20, 2020 Permalink

When I read the blurb for Kill A Stranger by Simon Kernick I was slightly worried it would be similar to The Chain by Adrian McKinty, which required a series of people to kidnap a child, so they can get their own child returned – a pay-it-forward concept if you like. However… that wasn’t the case which was a relief.

It reminded me a little of Louise Candlish’s popular The Other Passenger because parts of the novel are told in second person – which we discover – are actually our characters sharing their experiences with the police. So the events of the book are predominantly unfolding via police interviews.

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Book review: The Hanged Man by Simon Kernick

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Permalink

I’ve heard of Simon Kernick of course, but only read one of his previous books and that was some time ago.

I note that a number of his series seem to overlap and converge, which is an approach I really like. However… I’d recommend reading – at least this series – in order as it really felt like I came in midway through a conversation, as a result I’m conscious that most (or any) of my criticism of this novel generally stems from my lack of context as much as anything.

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