CPTDANIEL... 5

CPTDANIELS

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me: Hello, thanks to all those who continue to read and rate my reviews. I only rate those who rate me these days but if I miss you please let me know as I am not here as much as I used to be. Thanks Chris

Member since:14.06.2003

Reviews:429

Members who trust:338

Quote-start

A Small Deceit by Margaret Yorke

Quote-end
15.01.2008

Advantages:
Wonderful story with superb characters

Disadvantages:
No Epilogue, no humour

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Readability

Would you read it again?Absolutely

StoryOutstanding

CharactersOutstanding

How does it compare to similar books?

How does it compare to other works by the same author?

60 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
exceptional by (2%):
  1. costas1234
  2. tiss40
very helpful by (94%):
  1. Autarkis
  2. dnl05
  3. debmercury
and 80 other members
helpful by (3%):
  1. belfin
  2. Lizamabug
  3. Beaker66

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

About the Author

Margaret Yorke is a very accomplished, respected and famous English crime writing author.
Her first book 'Summer Flight' was Published in 1957. Since then she was written 41 other crime novels.
In 1999 she won the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for 'The Scent of Fear'.

Storyline of the Book

The book is set in the late 1980's in Northamptonshire.

William Adams is a dangerous and unpredictable man. He has recently been released from prison having served seven years of a ten year sentence for rape.

As soon as he is released he changes his name in order to start a new life. By doing this he is not known to the Police and the Sex Offenders Register. After a couple of short term illegal money making scams, he is on the look out for a new way to make money.

One night he stays at a Bed and Breakfast in a small village called Witherstone under his latest assumed name of Frank Brown. Here at breakfast he meets a fellow lodger for the night a man called Desmond Baxter.

This man he recognises as the judge who sentenced him to prison. But why is he staying there? Why is he lying about his identity now? And what is the reason for this small deceit?

After Breakfast Frank decided to follow him, seeing a possibility of blackmailing the Judge. Finding out where he lives and via local directories his home telephone number.
What he doesn't realise is that the man calling himself Desmond Baxter also recognises him.

My thoughts on the book

The actual storyline for this book is intriguing. It moves quickly and at no time do you have the opportunity to get bored with it. Indeed I found this book so hard to put down that I had read it in just two days. A record for a slow reading like myself.

This I believe is due not only to the compelling story but the way the author skilfully writes. Her writing is always clear and crisp with fantastically interesting characters that are described in superb detail.

What she does cleverly is draw you in with her story that leaves you having to know more. While at the same time you are wondering which way things will go and what will happen next.

She is great at building up suspense and leaving you not only understanding the characters but wondering what will become of each one of them.

The author links up all the characters and events so well, she seemed to have considered every aspect and is clearly amazing at understand and insight into human nature.

So often I find the end of a book disappointing, this was not the case in this one however. As Yorke skilfully brings the book to a thrilling climax. Maybe an epilogue would have been a good thing to add as I really want to know what happens in the next few months to all the characters. I certainly would have appreciated it!!


Conclusion


For me this is a first class piece of crime fiction and a must read for all Margaret Yorke fans. Even for someone who has never tried her books I would recommend giving it a go. I have read five of her books so far and enjoyed them all. They are not heavy books just a very enjoyable read.

Great read and thoughly enjoyable book


It has 314 pages and is Published by Time Warner ISBN: 07515 17720

Available on Amazon for £5.59


CPTDANIELS
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

 

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

dnl05 30.03.2009 12:15

Great review!

debmercury 24.01.2009 19:18

Well reviewed :o) x

lillamarta 04.03.2008 19:15

Great review here, sounds like a good read.

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Margaret Yorke »

1 to 3 out of 6 similar offers for Margaret Yorke Show all similar offers
Devil's Work By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2013)

Devil's Work By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2013)

ean 9780755130542 title devil s work sku st 0755130545 product category books comics ... more

magazines about speedy hen ltd by continuing with
this checkout and ordering from speedy hen you are
accepting our current terms and conditions details
of which can be found by clicking here author s
margaret yorke country of publication united
kingdom date of publication 23 04 2013 edition
statement new edition first published 1982 format
paperback genre level 1 adult fiction genre level
2 genre fiction genre l

 Visit Shop  >
ebay
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  available

Dead In The Morning By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2012)

Dead In The Morning By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2012)

speedyhenuk store ean 9780755130153 title dead in the morning sku st 0755130154 product ... more

category books comics magazines about speedy hen
ltd by continuing with this checkout and ordering
from speedy hen you are accepting our current
terms and conditions details of which can be found
by clicking here author s margaret yorke country
of publication united kingdom date of publication
01 05 2012 edition statement new edition format
paperback genre level 1 adult fiction genre level
2 genre fiction gen

 Visit Shop  >
ebay
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  available

Pieces Of Justice By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2013)

Pieces Of Justice By Margaret Yorke (paperback, 2013)

ean 9780755130559 title pieces of justice sku st 0755130553 product category books comics ... more

magazines about speedy hen ltd by continuing with
this checkout and ordering from speedy hen you are
accepting our current terms and conditions details
of which can be found by clicking here author s
margaret yorke country of publication united
kingdom date of publication 23 04 2013 edition
statement new edition first published 1994 format
paperback genre level 1 adult fiction genre level
2 genre fiction ge

 Visit Shop  >
ebay
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  available

Product Information »

Product details

Type Writer's corner
Genre Authors
Author Margaret Yorke

Show all Product Information

Review Ratings »

This review of Margaret Yorke has been rated:

"exceptional" by (2%):

  1. costas1234
  2. tiss40

"very helpful" by (94%):

  1. Autarkis
  2. dnl05
  3. debmercury

and 80 other members

"helpful" by (3%):

  1. belfin
  2. Lizamabug
  3. Beaker66

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Margaret Yorke? Click here