Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ODT picks THE SILENT GIRL as 'Crime Thriller of the Year'
It's also fascinating to see how other people felt about the books that we've read ourselves (in previous years one of my 'most underwhelming' books of the year has gone on to win a UK crime writing prize, for instance). One book that I read and enjoyed in 2011 has just got a big rap from a New Zealand newspaper; THE SILENT GIRL by Tess Gerritsen has been named 'best crime thriller of the year' by the Otago Daily Times' specialist reviewer Geoff Adams. You can read Adams' thoughts on the book here.
While it wasn't my personal 'thriller of the year', I did very much enjoyed reading THE SILENT GIRL, and certainly preferred it to the previous Gerritsen book I'd read, THE KILLING PLACE.
I gave THE SILENT GIRL 4 out of 5 stars in a review for Good Reading magazine in Australia, saying:
Have you read THE SILENT GIRL? What did you think? What was your favourite thriller of 2011?