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The Inmate: A gripping psychological thriller

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Yes, Shane Nelson did unspeakable things. But before he did those things, I had loped him. No, I had loved him.” This was a solid 3-4 stars until the wheels fell off at the end, when the reader is subjected to a confession monologue and a very long-winded explanation of who, what, where, and why. My eyes started to glaze over until they popped open at the mention of a name and I had no idea who this person was, even though they were pivotal to the reveal. Hmm….I had both the audio & e-book copy of the book and I almost did a kindle search for the name but couldn’t muster enough interest to bother with it. I am the biggest fan of this author and I watch with baited breath for newly translated books. And pounce on them when I spot them. How I wish he can be published in Germany and UK at the same time. My schoolgirl German from my OLevel sat in 1986 is really not up to reading in the original language! Max's father is, however, given the chance infiltrate the prison where the presumed murdered is being held, and a grieving father with nothing to lose will stop at nothing to bring his boy home.....

Explain to me, how, if Shane was murdering upstairs, you smelled sandalwood on your strangler? Or that the strangler felt heavy and bulky on you? Is this a case of an 'unreliable memory' after a traumatic event? Or is this a case of dumb teenager in the wild? How are you?” I say. At my question, he whips his head up and stares at me. “Well, Brooke, I’m spending my life in prison for something I didn’t do, so how the hell do you think I am? I’m not great.” I return his seething gaze. “I meant your head.” YEP…. it’s speedy alright — I actually guessed one aspect of the story early on — but not the full extent of it… Did I mention it’s at the local penitentiary? Pretty tough in itself, but there’s more. It’s also where her first boyfriend Shane is currently serving his sentence. And it just keeps getting better…he was convicted of murdering her friends and trying to kill her! Talk about an unpleasant work environment!I wanted to like this book - and it had me, in the first half. That's the only reason it gets a star instead of me just deleting it from my memory entirely. I liked Amelie’s initiative to try to gain some control of the situation when she was in captivity.

Though Paris is undoubtedly a talented author who has put out thrillers I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed, this one left me wondering if I actually ENJOYED The Dilemma by comparison.This was like a B list movie to me-you know the kind…you aren’t sure if it’s bad acting or if the actors have just been given bad lines……🫣 For want of another adjective I would call this a professional piece of work, a many multi-layered mystery-thriller that really caught my attention, that was genuinely interesting and had me thinking throughout, even though it does stretch credibility in places. The book also takes a thought provoking look at the power of brands and how they could navigate #MeToo moments with their ambassadors and/or representatives.. Another very fine read from the 2023 Richard & Judy Book Club. An easy 8 out of 12, Four Star read. However, the storytelling, the one-dimensional characters and the implausibility let it down and it became a struggle to finish. Captivated - absolutely not. a b c " 'El Recluso' Series Trailer Video: Telemundo International Studios Launches New Production At NATPE 2018". latintimes.com. 16 January 2018 . Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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