Book Review: Rogue Flamingo by LA Kentcategories: Book, Detective, Mystery, Murder, Crime, Thriller, Beach, Holiday, France, Sea, Cornwall, Summer, Serial Killer
LA Kentabout this book: Violent murders of children, teenagers and adults in Cornwall (England) and the South of France, lead police up many avenues before DI Treloar, a maverick detective in Cornwall, solves them. The sometimes racy themes which also include kindness to and communications with animals, and refections of an exceptional female who was instituionalised as a child leave the book fast paced with variety and side interests apart from the main plots.
Readers enjoying Robert Crais, Peter Robinson, Lee Child, Val McDermid, James Lee Burke and Ian Rankin will enjoy Rogue Flamingo; as will tourists who have visited Cornwall in England and the Camargue in the South of France - their familiarity with the locations and settings will add to their appreciation as the story unfolds. Animal lovers who like their murders violent, without obvious killers, and sometimes with sexual overtones will also enjoy, as will those who enjoy the 'what makes a Psychopath' debate.
Research over the 3 years of writing the book, on the ground, using reference books and of course the Internet leaves Rogue Flamingo credible, interesting, fun to read, and with some surprising surprises!
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Brilliant readI got this after a friend told me about it and really liked it. I hadn't heard of Rogue Flamingo or LA Kent before so was glad he told me. The murders themselves were different and it made a bit of a change to read a murder mystery with ordinary people committing the crimes rather than 'criminals'!
It was a bit racy in some places, but not in the way you expect to find it in a murder mystery led by a strong policeman. Some people could find some of the scenes a bit upsetting I suppose but then with a wide range of people being killed it would hard for something not to be upsetting for somebody! There are also some interesting/debatable issues raised about growing up!!
I thought the French female was especially interesting - can't say too much without spoiling it!
I was kept guessing and guessing about suspects and motives until the end even though I thought I'd worked it out quite a few times on the way. I thought the fact that some key nasties had some good qualities was quite clever and realistic.
All in all I found it interesting and hard to put down, and I liked that I knew some of the places in Cornwall that were in it. Reminded me of good holidays.
Will get the second Treloar book when it's out - thought he was quite a refreshing character with an interesting family background, good sense of humour, and not afraid to get things done even if it means taking risks sometimes. [by Lucy]
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