Book Review: The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke

The Tall ManThe Tall Man by Phoebe Locke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Based upon a true story, this account of what happened when three schoolgirls were psychologically manipulated into committing the most horrendous and chilling crime, is quite gripping.

Investigative journalist, Greta, strikes up a relationship with Amber as she tries to unravel the historical facts behind events that led up to Amber murdering somebody in the woods. The clever part is that we don’t find out the identity of Amber’s victim until the final chapters.

I struggled with the skipping back and forth in time between 1999, 2016 and 2018. That made my head spin.

The first 30% of the book ran at a good pace and the last few chapters were so compelling that I just could not stop reading. However, I found that the middle chapters of the book, the majority, were slow-moving, monotonous and repetitive. That’s a real shame. If the author had put some effort into maintaining the pace of the beginning and the end, it would have been a true thriller.

This is a great story, but it is only an okay read. I wouldn’t recommend it if, like me, you have many other books in your TBR mountain.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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