Blackmore's book emphasizes what makes me so excited about the advent of ebooks. Here's a superbly written suspense story by a writer that I feel privileged to discover thanks to the accessibility and affordability of ebooks. It reminded me of Stephen King's "Bachman" books, where the suspense story also enfolds some pensive themes about life and death, and doesn't shy away from humor and more human qualities in the characters. On these counts, The Missing Boatman doesn't disappoint. Like another reviewer noted, I did find the gore a little heavy early on for my tastes, but that quickly takes a back seat to the rest of the story.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)