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Jack Holbrook is an Australian writer of crime fiction, mostly based in and around the city of Brisbane. Born and educated in the UK, he has a number of published works in several genres. His favourite literary creation is Detective Constable Alexandra Bertolissio who features in 'The Thirteenth Egg' and 'Manhunt' the first Jack Holbrook novellas to be made available through Smashwords.
on Oct. 11, 2010 :
This suspense story -- we know who the killer is and are kept updated on his activities -- didn't quite work for me.
The biggest problem I had was that the story kept jumping back in time without any warning. Part of that was a literary device that the author used of beginning a scene in one person's point of view, then some ways into the scene "rewind" to an earlier point and show the rest of the scene from another person's point of view. It was an interesting experiment, but without any warning of the rewinding and point of view shifting, it was confusing.
There's a good suspense story in here if you're prepared to deal with the temporal warps and occasional editing glitches.
By the way, I guess the story takes place in Brisbane, Australia. There's no indication except for the reference to a "ute", and the author's tag of "brisbane".
(reviewed long after purchase)