‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled.  Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots.  Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her  companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’


The Secret in Their Eyes

I can heartily recommend this fabulous Argentinian thriller, which is so much more than a thriller. It’s a story too of middle-aged love, deeply romantic, and a meditation on justice. It’s one of the most gripping films I’ve seen for ages. Having read so many crime novels and seen so many thrillers and film noir, I don’t often have my breath taken away by the twists and turns of the plot, but I did here. And more than that it’s the kind of film which you find yourself thinking about long after it’s finished.
While I am on the subject of DVDs we have finally reached the end of the sixth and last series of HOMICIDE. It had gone off the boil somewhat, but was still very watchable. I was sad to see it end and to say goodbye to the characters. It struck me that watching box sets is a very different experience from watching the programmes when they were first aired. When you see one episode a week and there is only one series a year you are closer to real time. In fact the series was spread over six years and six years passed in the world of Homicide. There are advantages to both.
Now there is a HOMICIDE shaped gap in our evenings and suggestions of a crime series to replace it would be very welcome. Maybe we’ll try THE WIRE again. Meanwhile we are absorbed by the Danish crime series, THE KILLING, which is showing on Saturday evenings spread over ten weeks.

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