Monday 10 February 2020

All the Rage by Cara Hunter

All The Rage (DI Adam Fawley, #4)All The Rage by Cara Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who knows what goes through a teenagers mind? This is an age old problem and central to the story line of this detective novel. Cara Hunter's fourth DI Adam Fawley story is very easy to read and up to date with all latest problems of today's teens - sex, sex id, peer pressure and mobile phones. Two crimes are committed, potentially linked by geography but more worryingly linked to an old case from Fawley's early career. Overall it is a great book that moves along fairly fast and always presenting new elements that add complications to the plot but never confusing. Only down side is there is nothing new in style or content, however it is a great format that works well used by many of the good crime novelists.

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17 Church Row by James Carol

17 Church Row17 Church Row by James Carol
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very topical with AI and possibly what the future holds. The story starts with a house move to make a new start after a family tragedy, but this develops into a very sinister view of the downsides of high tech. We have all seen the rise of AI with Alexa and Siri, but it can be used in many ways and for the most part the intelligence is missing. But imagine something different and you may just touch on James Carol's thoughts. He expertly uses the tough times being experienced by the Rhodes family to good effect by using their distraction to penetrate their weakened natural defences. This is a good story but to tell you any more will spoil the plot, so this is your chance to have a peek at an alternative AI future.

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