Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Review: Like Clockwork by Margie Orford


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from the publisher, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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Synopsis:

When a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town's Sea Point promenade, journalist and part-time police profiler Dr. Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit the brutal rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town's dark crime rings. Is her investigation into human trafficking linked to the murders, or is the killer just playing a sick game with her?

Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.


Review:
I picked this book off of the gallery list, as it sounded interesting, and I had not read any of the 5 books in this series! This book is the first book in the Dr. Claire Hart series, Blood Rose, the second, and Daddy's Girl, the third, Gallows Hill the fourth and Water Music, the fifth, which was released late last year!.The books are quite different as they are set in South Africa and really bring the realities of that country into focus for international readers. The differences and graphic nature of the crimes may be off-putting to some,but they stand to make the book more true to it's location and culture. I would call it a 'mystery noir'. It is a very quick moving mystery, in which the author intertwines 2 stories until they link up to give the reader an 'ah hah' moment, and to get the pace of the book moving even quicker!




About the Author

Margie Orford is an award-winning journalist, photographer, film director, author and Fulbright scholar. Born in London, she grew up in southern Africa. She was detained as a student activist during the State of Emergency in 1985 and wrote her finals in prison. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and three daughters. 



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