Review: The Girl Who Wasn’t There

Michael’s review of The Girl Who Wasn’t There


wpid-wp-1440494469282.jpgISBN: 978 0 349 14046 9

Published by Abacus, an imprint of Little, Brown

There are some books that grip from the first page, some that intrigue and keep you reading. Of course there are the others that deserve the Dorothy Parker quote “This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly, it should be thrown with great force” – but in my experience, such books are thankfully rare.

It is a strange thing that, for the average reader, almost all crime writers are Anglo-Saxon. Few would be able to name too many authors of decent thrillers from, say, Germany or Italy. They are there, but British and American publishers dominate and they tend to look first for fresh English-speaking talent. Personally I think it’s also partly because French, Dutch and other nations value literature more highly, and that means they look for more solid fare. We Ango-Saxons are much more frivolous!


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