book: Simon Kernick “The Murder Exchange”

This is the first book I’ve read by Simon Kernick (yet another recommendation from Lou at your friendly second had book / coffee shop: Biblocafe).  It took me a while to get into this plot, probably more than half the book, and I think this was due to the story jumping around a bit to start with.  Each chapter is more or less split into two, written from two different protagonists point of view, however the two plots didn’t overlap directly enough to make much sense for a long time.

Eventually they come together and at that point it gets really interesting and starts to get moving.  The two characters in question are a DS Gallan who is investigating a murder and Max Iversson is a former soldier who gets involved in a murder … well several murders I think.  But none of these are anything to do with the murder that Gallan is investigating.  Eventually it is apparent that they are speaking to the same people but, as I mentioned, it does take a while for these to actually tie together.

Suffice to say that this book was interesting enough for me to have a look at some other books by Simon Kernick.

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