Mark Twain wrote: It is sound judgment to put on a bold face and play your hand for a hundred tunes what it is worth; forty-nine times out of fifty nobody dares to "call," and you roll in the chips.
Category: Psychological Thriller
Average Rating: 4.0
When Rebecca's childhood abuser avoids prosecution, it sets her on a path to revenge, revenge on any man who preys on the innocent. Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca poses as a child online and sets her trap, luring one predatory paedophile after another to their deaths. When a man's severed head is found washed up on a windswept estuary beach, the police begin their investigation.
Detective Inspector Gravel (from Portraits of the Dead) is back in this intensely suspenseful psychological thriller. He isn't a particularly likable character -- too many vices -- and the villains in this story are much too stereotypical. More exploration of the characters might have helped the story to seem more realistic. As with Nicholl's other novels , this is very British and very graphic.
Jake Urry's performance is excellent. Not being British myself, I cannot comment on his dialects, but for the most part, I had no trouble following dialog. His British accent helps with authenticity and atmosphere.
I think this is one of Nicholl's better stories.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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