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Un libro cuya sinopsis y prólogo lo estropean todo. ¿Por qué digo esto? Pues porque ambas cosas ya te dicen lo más relevante que va a ocurrir. De hecho, el prólogo no solo hace un repaso a los que serán los sucesos más importantes en la vida de los protagonistas, sino que también te sitúa en el día en el que acabará la historia. Luego se da un salto a 1979, año en el que Cain y Jenny, los protagonistas principales, se conocieron. Veremos sus circunstancias en ese momento y, posteriormente, a lo largo de toda la novela se irá detallando cómo fueron sus vidas en los 30 años siguientes. Desde mi punto de vista, debido a la falta de intriga y de sorpresas, la lectura resulta pesada en varios instantes. Además, no es un libro cortito, tiene 437 páginas y muchas son puro relleno. Among the best movies and shows similar to Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is one of the many documentaries on the killer himself. Fresh Meat: Jeffrey Dahmer is heralded as a fast-paced Cliff Notes style look at the infamous serial killer's life, but it also contains graphic descriptions of Dahmer's crimes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
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It was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer . . . Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain’s hard-man reputation – she just wants to be with himThe depiction of women in this novel was concerning. All of the female characters were one-dimensional idiots, whose only defining traits was how much they care about (or hate) Cain Moran. The whole book was rife with rampant sexism, and yes, before any of you get on your high horses I get that the criminal underworld is not exactly a haven of gender-equality, but what is concerning is that Cole cannot seem to write a well-developed female character DESPITE BEING FEMALE. What the hell Cole? If blokes like George RR Martin and Terry Pratchett can do it then why can’t you? Richard Ramirez was and still is remembered as a violent, sadistic man known for his brutal acts against his female victims. As detailed by Brittanica, he was convicted of murdering thirteen people, but it is believed there may have been more. The terror he reigned over Los Angeles in the 1980s means that the Night Stalker has left his mark on society. Felt like Cole was pandering to a misogynistic Guy Ritchie character wannabe with the absolutely pathetic characterisation of men and women in this book. How am I meant to root for a main character that cheats in his wife and behaves like a turd on the regular ? No thanks
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This was my first Martina Cole book so my expectations were fairly high...after all Cole is considered to be one of the great British best-selling crime authors. What I expected was a gripping and gritty crime novel, what I got was a complete mess.Caroline enjoyed The Good Life with Cain and loved the reflected glory she commanded as his wife. Jenny is not interested in the money or infamy Cain brings, although she does grow used to it and does miss it when he is sentenced to twenty-five years in jail, but not nearly as much as she misses him. All Cain and Jenny know is that if their love can survive such separation, then one day they will have a chance at The Good Life together again. Her latest book is still a far cry from her books such as Ladykiller, but it was a book that I started and finished in one day (which always tells me it’s a winner). Cain Moran is a face who seems to have it all. However, when he meets Jenny Riley his life is set to change forever and it changes in a huge way. I liked Cain from the outset, although Jenny seemed a little bit far removed. The story is set over decades, which totally works for me and I love the fact that we see a snippet of the future right at the very beginning of the book. We then see Cain’s life progress over the years and it’s a story that certainly held my interest.
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Ted Bundy is undoubtedly one of the most infamous and well-known serial killers in America. Bundy had confessed to thirty-six murders, but some have speculated that there may have been more (per History). Los capítulos son muy breves y eso ayuda a que la lectura sea fluida durante la mayor parte del tiempo, pero eso no impidió que yo siguiera pensando que sobraban páginas y que la autora cometió un error monumental con el dichoso prólogo y la sinopsis. I am by no means an expert in English literature (you'll have to bear with me and my critiquing on this review!) but I honestly cannot understand how anyone could think that this was a good novel.But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it. Parts of the book began to get on my nerves, such as being told that Caroline was a realist several times, and like the previous book, gangland crime and violence was glamorised, and the police (or 'filth' as they were called) were bad people who were unnecessarily violent (!) I could not bring myself to like any of the characters in this book, there were literally no redeemable qualities for any of them, Which made it hard to complete the rest of the story as I didn't care what happened to them.