Saturday, 6 July 2013
The Devil and The River by R.J Ellory
I've read all of Ellory's novels and even though I've enjoyed some a lot more than others he's still one of only a handful of authors whose books I like to read as soon as or not long after they're first published. I thought The Devil and The River was one of his better novels although not as good as A Quiet Belief In Angels which is one of my favourites and I think will be difficult for him to top. The writing in it is to his usual high standard and I raced through the last third to get to the conclusion. The only drawback for me is that I found some of the earlier flashback chapters to Gaines' time in Vietnam a little boring, yes that needed to be mentioned but there was too much of it. Other than that though a very good crime book that won't disappoint his fans.
Rating 4 out of 5.