Reviews - What do customers think about Ultimo Intento / The Last Precinct (Spanish Edition)?
The most confusing plot ever Apr 5, 2002
I'm not familiar with the other works by this author and maybe that's one of the reasons I found this book so confusing, but the fact remains that, even as an avid reader of courtroom/legal novels, I found it hard to keep track of all the characters and subplots that seems to be introduced randomly. The author starts by making you believe that the focus of the story is the relantionsip between the female chief medical examiner and the genetical freak who has killed a number of women and tried to do the same to the doctor. But from that point on dozens of relantionships are introduced with very little or no explanation at all. Maybe the details are in other books but I beleive that one should be able to read any book and be presented with at least the basic facts about all the characters. Another weak spot is the ending. After dragging the narrative through many pages of excruciatingly detailed descriptions of places, furniture and even cars, the author brings it all to an abrupt end in four or five short pages. It seemed to me that even the author herself couldn'd wait to get rid of the book. One last comment: please, enough of female lawyers/detectives/policewomen and other law enforcement people who are unmarried and have a nephew as their only significant family member. This must be the fourth or fifth book I read (none of them by this author) that relies on this situation. Wifes and mothers can make good characters too !