Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

Flint by Paul Eddy

Title: Flint
Author: Paul Eddy
Series: Grace Flint, #1
Genre: Suspense
Setting: Mostly the UK, with some vignettes in other places. In between the time of faxes and cell phones.
Reason for Reading: It was at the book swap, and oddly compelling.
Finished In: Weeks. In places it was oddly boring.
Pages: 422
Copyright Date: 2001
Cover: A black and white picture of a woman holding a gun. Her hair in blond and her face is grim. A targeting sight is locked on her. "Revenge has a new name. FLINT" is towards the bottom of the cover.
First line: "Grace Flint has a device smaller than a pack of cigarettes that she can hide in your car, or on your boat or plane - even, if it suits her, in your briefcase - that will track your precise location for the next six months. Unless the batteries give out, or the satellite goes on the blink." A little dated, isn't it?
Best part: I liked the different faces of Grace - the ways she presented herself when she went undercover, the various aspects of her "real life."
Worst part: I don't think that Eddy can write women very convincingly.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Good Girls Don't"
Grade: C-
Recommended for: This could be a plane read for those who are not picky. I don't suggest going out of your way or paying money for it.
Related Reads: The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith, Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten, and even The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. The main character is not Scandanavian, but those books all have this odd flat bleak quality which Flint shares.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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