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Trick of the Dark di Val McDermid
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Trick of the Dark (originale 2010; edizione 2011)

di Val McDermid

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'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed. Determined to protect her daughter, Corinna turns to clinical psychologist Charlie Flint. But it's not the best time for Charlie. Her career is in ruins. Pilloried by the press, under investigation by her peers, she's barred from the profiling work she loves. What Corinna's asking may be her last chance at redemption. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realise the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay.… (altro)
Utente:Joppe1950
Titolo:Trick of the Dark
Autori:Val McDermid
Info:Sphere (2011), Editie: Export ed, Paperback
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Trick of the Dark di Val McDermid (2010)

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A good, fast-paced thriller. I enjoyed trying to figure out the little clue-threads that McDermid sprinkled through the narrative. ( )
  JBD1 | Dec 1, 2018 |
A psychiatrist is asked by her old Oxford tutor to investigate her daughter’s girlfriend, a determined woman who has been associated with a number of mystifying deaths. An interesting investigation, & McDermid’s main characters: investigator, investigated, & their partners are all lesbian, thus allowing the author as another aspect of the story to shed a light on prejudice, coming out, & being gay in a largely straight world. ( )
  LARA335 | Oct 8, 2018 |
This book has been used by the author to push her homosexual agenda. There is more than one who talks about her 'wife' which is wrong and all the way through anyone who objects is portrayed as being bigoted. The Christians in the book both Evangelicals and Catholics are portrayed very negatively.

Behind all the rhetoric is an intersting story and it shows the lengths a mother will go to to protect her family. I enjoyed the twists and turns as you try to work out what really happened and was amazed to work it out before the end. ( )
  Northern_Light | Dec 20, 2016 |
"My mother disappeared when I was sixteen. It was the best thing that could have happened to me.
When I say that out loud, people look at me out if the corners of their eyes, as if I've transgressed some fundamental taboo. But it's the truth. I'm not hiding some complicated grief reaction.
My mother disappeared when I was sixteen. The guards had walked away from the prison leaving the door unlocked. And I emerged blinking into the sunlight."


I wanted to keep this book for a while and read it when I needed a solid mystery to delve in and occupy my mind for a spell - when I needed something dependable.
But just looking at the fabulous cover of the paperback edition made me twitch.

This is only my fourth McDermid - I am quickly becoming a fan - and a short way into the story of disgraced psychiatrist Charlie Flint I got the impression that this book is different. Just a short way into this book I began to wonder if McDermid had an agenda which she wanted the characters in the book to play out.

Trick of the Dark is centred on a mothers suspicion that her daughter is being seduced by a woman of dubious character - or rather one with a dubious past. There is no police work, no obvious crime, but one "obvious" suspect.

Strangely enough, the story and the character had soon drawn me in and it took no time at all to want to figure out the mystery surrounding the main suspect. As mentioned, there is little in the way of procedural policing. Most of the book is based on good old sleuthing and psychology, or as I would call it "following a hunch" but I really liked it.
There is also some humor in this, and I hope some of the giggles I got reflect some of McDermott's own sense of fun.

The only criticism - and, having read some of the scathing reviews this book received, this is only a slight criticism - is that the dialogues were too stilted to be believable. Yes, the conversations between the characters carried most of the story, but some of the conversations, even hard ones to have, were way too polished. ( )
  BrokenTune | Aug 21, 2016 |
The plot took second place to the relationships, and the ending was an obvious twist. None of the characters felt sympathetic, only shallow ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Val McDermidautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Halligan, GerriNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
McMahon, JuanitaNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Sheckels, JenProgetto della copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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How she would always, always.
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But I still fell for her,
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'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed. Determined to protect her daughter, Corinna turns to clinical psychologist Charlie Flint. But it's not the best time for Charlie. Her career is in ruins. Pilloried by the press, under investigation by her peers, she's barred from the profiling work she loves. What Corinna's asking may be her last chance at redemption. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realise the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay.

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