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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Solid crime thriller

Bridge Water - Allen Renfro

This is a fairly well-written gay detective thriller, with more than decent characters on the whole and resting happily enough in the middle of the genre. I liked the budding relationship between the main character and one of his colleagues, and the relationship with his working partner was also good. The plot was also very exciting with key moments of real danger, which were great. On the other hand, there were several sections which simply didn't make sense in terms of the MC's off-the-wall thought processes and which definitely needed editing.


Other things I didn't like were the cliched old lady neighbour (stop with the soup already!), her very irritating opinion on the MC's relationship which was unnecessary, and the overly icky-sweet ending. However, if there are more of these in a series, I would certainly consider reading them.