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Severed This was a slightly frustrating read there was a lot of superfluous build up in the first half and I skimmed uite a bit of it without losing any of the plot After passing the half way point the author seems to dial back on dragging out action scenes and that's where the story begins to get a little interestingI read this book as part of my book club and one of girls raised an excellent point The character development is uite lazy it’s difficult to connect with any of them as there is no real background This is particularly true with the protagonist the author resorts to constantly falling back on incidents experienced during his time in the military for pretty much everythingThere were a few twists that I hadn't expected and I enjoyed the second half than the first the ending was certainly a surprise but a good one At the start of this book Tyler the central character wakes up in a house he doesn't recognise He's clearly been drugged and when he rolls over to get his bearings he finds the badly mutilated remains of his girlfriend next to himSoon after he gets a phone call that tells him that if he doesn't do certain things the police will be called and evidence will be presented to them that suggests that he was involved in the mutilation He follows the instructions but because he clearly can't trust who put him in this position he goes after those who he believes were really involved in the death for the remainder of the book You might think that all this might sound rather enjoyable if a little disgusting and the way I've described it it might sound a bit like a boys own adventure for adults Trust me when I say that it's too predictable to be enjoyableAfter I'd read Chapter 1 I guessed pretty what was going to happen This pre cognition I had wasn't helped by the fact that Kernick seems to have borrowed plot themes from his own books to help bloster his own story Almost as soon as I read certain things I just knew how they might be related to what he wrote in Relentless the other Kernick book I'd readNow you might think I have a knack for guessing the endings of books I don't Anyone with half a brain would guess what was going to happen in this book Anyone who has read anything that's remotely similar to this book would guess what's going on in this book too Everything he writes in this book is that well telegraphed Trust me on that In short don't read this book Have a good look for a book with a similar plot and read that book instead It's almost bound to be better written Another excellent novel by Simon KernickWhat is there not to like about his books very good characters and skilfully plotted I don´t know what to say It was mysterious it was unexpected it was really bad day But I was impressed Throughout the whole book the author took you in the knowledge that you cannot find out who is behind all the events And I have to say There were only few moments I thought I know who is behind everything and as I found out in the end I was really mistaken Only thing I knew was that if I were that man I would rather die than to fight like he had to that I wouldn´t survive better surrender to police and be in the prison lifelong And in the end I was really proud of him I really felt like he did everything he could everything I wouldn´t So I have to say I LOVED this book DNF 56%I am strained my brain enough I wish i could have loved this one Not happening Heavily marketed with posters adverts and book displays all over London this bestseller gets off to a gripping start when Tyler wakes up beside the headless torso of a woman in his bed An engaging military organised crime conspiracy thriller which I admittedly couldn't put down A genuine thriller Straight off I knew it was going to be a bad day The room was stifling hot; and when I did finally manage to drag open my eyes all I could see was blood I thought I'd stepped into the middle of a nightmare But I was wrong The nightmare was only just beginning Ex soldier Sean Tyler wakes up in an unfamiliar room next to the headless corpse of a girl he's met recently With his memory of the previous 24 hours wiped clean he's hardly out of bed before the he notices a note next to the TV telling him to press play on the room's DVD machine The film shows him stabbing someone to deathTyler is confident that the footage is fake but will a jury see things the same way The man on the end of the phone tells him that if he wants the evidence to disappear he must go to an address in east London and await further instructionsTyler knows he must do as he is told He also knows that the phone caller has no intention of keeping him aliveTo survive he must recover the missing 24 hours of his life and find out who's setting him up before his time runs out for good The clock is ticking You know that a Simon Kernick novel is going to grab your attention from the very first sentence and this doesn't disappoint Your thrust straight into the action as the main character Dan Tyler wakes up to find the decapitated body of his new girlfriend lying next to him in a pool of blood in a place he doesn't recognise and with no memory of the events leading up to it He then finds himself doing a job for a mysterious man who tells him that if he doesn't complete the job the murder weapon and video of him committing the crime will go straight to the police There then follows a series of events that ultimately become a little too predictable and increasingly outrageous The characters are wooden and clichéd and the narration suffers from to much hyperbole and altogether useless information that adds nothing to plot and leaves you with the feeling that he is desperately trying to slow the story down for added suspense It doesn't work For some strange reason I had it in my head I had read uite a few of Simon Kernick's books turns out this is only the second one Maybe its because I have 4 or 5 in my bookshelf 'Severed' is a non stop all action read that doesn't let up from the first to the last page There is a lot going on and bodies piling up all over the place a main character who manages to survive through a hell of a lot of fighting and shooting okay a bit of eye rolling for that but its a good book to get lost in for a couple of days 4 stars for the enjoyment of the read than the plot so maybe its really a 35 why are so many books 35's??? I really enjoyed reading this book the action starts on the first page and keeps you interested through the whole book It was easy to read and read pretty fast In the book we can find round characters they are fully formed and complex We can find many plots combined into one and it doesn't feel forced There is a lot of twists which made you want to read it Some moments made me a little bored the flashbacks they take you back and tell you stories from the past They are necessary to fully understand the story but sometimes I felt like they were a little bit too long

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Severed
  • Simon Kernick
  • English
  • 21 January 2016
  • 9780593054734

About the Author: Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick born 1966 in Slough Berkshire is a British thrillercrime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two daughters He attended Gillotts School a comprehensive in Henley on Thames Oxfordshire Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas tree uprooter He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities Kernick had a passion