Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce
The story is a police procedural or would be except that the young and too-good-to-be-true (brilliant, good-looking, caring) detective paid scant attention to police procedures. I know this is fiction but there is a limit beyond which the story loses credibility. He is so "nice" that I disliked him almost as much as the "nasty" detective.
I found the plot interesting enough but the ending seemed rushed and contrived. I always dislike lengthy explanations to find out "whodunit"
Alison Bruce very clearly has an excellent knowledge of Cambridge and you do get an overall idea of the place but some atmosphere is missing. Someone, somewhere, described it as being like Cambridge-by-numbers. It might be a book you would read after you've visited, to bring back memories.
Buy Cambridge Blue at Amazon.co.uk or at Amazon.com