Book Review: The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / November 14, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris on Blogcritics. About: The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris is a novel introduction a new character, cop Nick Belsey, in what seems to be the first of a series. Nick Belsey is an English policeman who seems to have no ethics and corrupt morals which constantly traps him in the lure of easy money. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. 480 pages Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Language: English ISBN-10: 0062136712 My rating for The Hollow Man – 4 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* Thoughts: The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris (website | @oliharrisauthor) moves at a breakneck speed with a spectacular ending which plants destruction and bedlam in the English countryside. The book introduces anti-hero Nick Belsey, a Detective Constable in the Hampstead CID. Belsey has a serious drinking problem, is ethically challenged and is in personal debt up to his eyeballs. In fact, his paycheck no longer covers the minimum amount owed on his loans. Belsey breaks every rule he could find, from squatting in a house where a crime has happened, to taking money, identity theft and more. All…

Book Review: The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
3 Stars , Fiction / July 29, 2010

I found the setting of a claustrophobic small fishing town of Fjällbacka to be the most intriguing character.  Läckberg does a masterful job capturing the feel of a small town with lots of bad history to bury, where every ripple causes a big effect in the lives of many people.  The seemingly idyllic town, where rich people flock to buy summer houses for peaceful, restful and pleasant vacations, holds many dark riddles which the townsfolk would rather be left uncovered.

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