Review: Die with Me

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Die with Me
Die with Me by Elena Forbes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I downloaded this to my Kobo app well over a year ago and never got around to reading it. Ebooks are way too easy to buy, and so you accumulate a bunch and then end up forgetting about the ones not read right away.

Anyway, I began reading this on my iPod Touch when out and about and finished reading it on my Sony Reader. The two don’t exactly co-ordinate — one of these early-days problems of reading ebooks — but at least it looked good on both platforms.

It was a decent read. It kind of followed a similar pattern to other British cop books. Lots of relationship angst, lots of swearing, lots of friction between coppers, lots of vulgar thoughts by the bad guy that repelled in a this-is-trite kind of way, and an ending that didn’t surprise really. But despite the usual tropes, it was a decent story. I particularly liked the character of Sam, even if she was shoe-horned into being a bit stupid. I didn’t realize it was the first in a series when I began to read it as there was an awful lot of back story that seemed like it could have appeared in previous novels. Interesting device. The device that was not interesting at all was the chapters in which the bad guy starred. You know, I see this used over and over, and I’m getting a tad tired of it. If the mystery had unfolded only through the eyes of the detectives, I think it would’ve been much more captivating.

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