Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution
by Peter Robinson

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 389
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A disgraced college lecturer is found murdered with £5,000 in his pocket on a disused railway line near his home. Since being dismissed from his job for sexual misconduct four years previously, he has been living a poverty-stricken and hermit-like existence in this isolated spot.

The suspects range from several individuals at the college where he used to teach to a woman who knew the victim back in the early '70s at Essex University, then a hotbed of political activism. When Banks receives a warning to step away from the case, he realises there is much more to the mystery than meets the eye - for there are plenty more skeletons to come out of the closet . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  Banks is an investigator in Yorkshire and is debating about retiring and saying goodbye to the police force.  An intriguing case gets him excited about his job as a former college professor is not only found dead but in an interesting spot that complicates the murder mystery.  

Another mystery that took place in England and felt very similar to ones that I have recently read and just moved way too slow for me.  Because the flow wasn't there the ending wasn't as satisfying, so I may have to think twice about picking up the next one in this series.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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