Monday, 3 May 2010
Review: The Angel Collector by Bali Rai
It's eight months since Sophie went missing from a music festival in the summer after her GCSEs. The police search has lead nowhere and Jit, Sophie's best friend and soulmate, is going slowly crazy not knowing what's happened to her. He has to do something. So, he starts on a search that will take him all over Britain, following the clues he finds after tracking down the people Sophie met at the festival. Eventually the search takes Jit to Scotland and the remote farmhouse that's home to a racist cult. Surely he's close to finding the answers...but then everything falls into place and the horrific and unimaginable truth comes to light ...
I don't like to write bad reviews so that is all I am going to say is that this book was not for me. Entirely my own fault, when I bought it I didn't read the synopsis as closely as I should have and being completely preoccupied with angels at the time I thought this was going to be a paranormal serial killer sort of thing *shakes head*. For anyone else thinking the same thing, IT ISN'T.
I did attempt to read it, after trudging my way through the first couple of chapters I pretty much guessed the outcome of the plot. Although I am good at guessing the 'who-done-it' I did find the story quite predictable in this instance. I couldn't relate to any of the characters and didn't like the writing style. So I flipped to the back of the book, read the last few chapters and had my suspicions confirmed *I was right*. I found it a modern day cross between Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs.
To coin a phrase 'It isn't you, it's me', but that is how I feel about this book. Please feel free to make up your own mind and let me know what you think.
Amazon has 3 reviews of varying opinion
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