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The Wave at Hanging Rock: A psychological thriller with soul... (The Sinister Coast Collection) Kindle Edition
"Mind blowing first novel. A must read, gripping thriller."
"The writing is crisp and insightful and the ending is totally unexpected. Well worth staying up all night for."
"I love books that take me into a different world, and The Wave at Hanging Rock does that so effectively." Amazon Reviewer
"Superbly written and fabulous ending, I did gasp out loud at one point - I was on a train so caused some amusement...." Amazon Reviewer
"I raced through this book. Gripping story, extremely well written." Amazon Reviewer
"Downloaded a few books to take on holiday and this was by far the one I enjoyed the most." Amazon Reviewer
"Clever plot twists, believable characters, made me smile and laugh out loud when reading." Amazon Reviewer
"I've been reading books on Kindle for many years and this is the first review I've been tempted to write. The best 'psychological thriller' from anyone I've read recently!" Amazon Reviewer
"This is a real treat. You must read this book." Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Gregg lives in Bournemouth on the south coast of England with his partner Maria and their two young children, Alba and Rafa, for whom the phrase 'Daddy's working' has absolutely no effect.
- ASIN : B01J3S1R6A
- Publication date : September 1, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3014 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 364 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #117,365 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There are characters in the book who are not killers yet they make plans to kill another person. While all of us have, at one time or another, been angry enough to express (or at least) the thought that we could kill someone, these are fantasies that we use to "blow off steam." There are books written on the psychology of killing, dealing with how the everyday person faces and usually evades killing another person, even in war. Humans are just not wired to kill another human, even in war. I am not saying that it is not possible, but I am saying that I found it difficult to believe that the people in the book would be able to carry out any plans they might make to kill someone. Unfortunately, this is a major part of the story.
There are two twists in the story, which the author handles perfectly. If Mr. Dunnett would not have carefully written his book in the manner he used, one of the twists would not have worked at all. The twist in the last chapter was totally unexpected...so unexpected, in fact, that I had to reread that section three times to ensure I had not misread it. Serious thought went into the twists, and the author made it look easy.
To recap, the writing is good, and the surprises are professionally crafted. While the characterizations of the boys are good and Natalie is around enough to make me feel like I know her, Dave and other characters are not as fleshed out as the others. The idea that any normal person could plan to kill another person was difficult to pull off, and as an intricate part of the plot, it weakens the story. If you can suspend disbelief through this aspect, it is an entertaining read. Three-and-a-half stars.
But I did finish the book, and found it to be a very intriguing story. I believe it would make a good movie. Just leave out the gratuitous use of the "f" word.
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This book seems to get mixed reviews, but I’d say give it a shot if you like supporting emerging authors. I personally am looking forward to reading more of Gregg Dunnett’s novels.
The writing follows Jessie as first person narration. Very quickly I was drawn in and became sympathetic to his character. Then a switch to seemingly unrelated characters written in third-person. Initially I thought this was just wrong and I didn't engage with this style flipping for quite a while. Then it started to fall into place and one mystery created another... How are these stories related?
I won't give spoilers but I do highly recommend the book. I do like the ending (apparently some readers don't). I did predict it only being thrown by Angel's demise until I realised her name was so well chosen ... Or at least that's my interpretation?
I you like a mysterious story with some twists and tension. Ride this wave!
Excellent editing until rigjt near the end but only minor errors and not distracting. 5 STARS
Mark Heath Jonson
This feels like the end of the story and I expected it to be the end of the book. However, what follows kept me hooked and I was unable to put the book down. The story takes a surprising twist and you have to change your view of the characters. The last chapter had just enough intrigue to make we want another book about what Jessie gets up to next!