The Red Room

The Red RoomAn interesting but hardly compelling novel, Red Room has a formulaic feel about it. Husband and wife team Nicci French have an interesting plot and a good character in Psychologist Kit Quinn, but somehow the book never really captured my imagination.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but felt that there was something missing. 

The story itself centres around the investigation into a seemingly straight forward murder case. But Dr Quinn becomes convinced that there is more to the case and finds herself at odds with the detectives she is supposed to be helping.

It’s not a bad book by any means. The story is well written, as you would expect, but for me the plot was a little too unbelievable. As I reader I enjoy trying to work with the characters to solve the crime. But in this case that is not possible. Neither the police nor Dr Quinn get close to solving the mystery behind the murders, and neither could I. 

Not a typical Nicci French novel, and certainly not one of their best. It was OK but I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it. 

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