One Eye Open by Paul Finch

download Synopsis: YOU CAN RUN: A high-speed crash leaves a man and woman clinging to life.
Neither of them carries ID. Their car has fake number plates.
In their luggage: a huge amount of cash.
Who are they? What are they hiding?
And what were they running from?

YOU CAN HIDE: DS Lynda Hagen, once a brilliant detective, gave it all up to raise her family. But something about this case reignites a spark in her…

BUT YOU’LL ALWAYS SLEEP WITH…What begins as an investigation soon becomes an obsession. And it will lead her to a secret so dangerous that soon there will be nowhere left to hide.

My Rating: 3/5

My Review: I am a HUGE Paul Finch fan especially the Heck series and don’t mind admitting I was a little disappointed that this was a standalone, however I was positive it would still be a great book, and although I was correct….it IS a good book, it doesn’t (in my opinion) come close to either of his other series)!

DS Lynda Hagan was not somebody I gelled with immediately, but thankfully that changed after maybe ten chapters or so. Lynda is a copper and she works within the accident unit, not exactly themost exciting element of policing! However when a crash happens they realise the circumstances make it very interesting indeed. A man and a woman, no ID, fake plates and a lot of cash.

The story splits between Lynda investigating after the crash, and Elliot the main character telling his story in the lead up to the crash. This element of the story I enjoyed as it’s very puzzle like in its layout. However for some reason Lynda just irritated me…a lot!

The storyline certainly picks up the pace around the halfway mark, and in truth I couldn’t help thinking it would make a great movie. However, even though I enjoyed this book, I felt like it was slow in parts and I just didn’t care enough for the characters.This may seem like a harsh rating, but I cannot help but compare it to one of my favourite series and this makes my expectations way too high I think. Overall a good read, just not one of my favourites by Paul Finch

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