Point Of Rescue
The Point of Rescue is the third book in Sophie Hannah’s Spilling CID series. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did with the first 2 books.
It started off well but after a while, I began to get confused with the different characters.
Also, there were parts of the story that seemed totally unbelievable to me.
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads
Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears an unexpected name-Mark Bretherick. It’s a name she shouldn’t know, but last year Sally treated herself to a secret vacation-away from her hectic family life-and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. But now, Mark’s wife and daughter are dead-and the safety of Sally’s own family is in doubt.
Sally is shocked when she sees Mark on the news; it looks like Mark’s wife killed their daughter then committed suicide.
The trouble is, the Mark on the news is not the Mark Sally had her week long affair with.
Now someone is after Sally. She’s pushed in front of a bus but survives with only a few scratches. Someone damages her car and she’s eventually kidnapped and kept locked up in a house.
Her kidnapper holds her at gunpoint and keeps drugging her.
The main part I found totally unbelievable was when Sally was trying to escape. She got out of the window and was wearing a dressing gown. In a milk bottle by the door, she finds a note that has been left for the milkman (milkman? I haven’t seen a milkman for years!) that states her kidnapper will be away for at least a month. She deduces from this that she’s been left to die, locked up in the house.
Sally then goes back into the house to find some clothes.
Run. Run to the police
My heart pounding, I push the gate shut as violently as I pulled it open. He’s not coming back. Not for at least a month. If I can get into the rest of the house somehow, I can clean myself up; I won’t have to run through the streets with nothing on apart from a dressing gown that’s covered in my own blood. If the police see me like this, they will know William Markes made me take clothes off. They will ask questions. Nick will find out . . . I can’t face it. I have to go back inside the house.
If I were in this situation, I’d be getting away from that house as soon as possible. What I was wearing wouldn’t even enter my mind. I’d never go back inside because I’ve seen too many crime shows where you think the killer has gone and he hasn’t! Just thought that he could come back any second, no matter what he’s told the milkman, would make me run. And I don’t run!
It turns out he really wasn’t coming back but I can’t believe she’d care more about what she was wearing than she would about being killed and leaving her children without a mother.
When Simon Waterhouse was explaining everything to Charlie, it was supposed to pull everything together and help the reader make sense of the whole story. It didn’t help me at all, in fact, I found myself wondering what I was reading. If you asked me now why the killer did what he did, I wouldn’t be able to tell you.
None of it came together for me and when the book finished, I was just glad it was over. I didn’t care anymore why anyone did the things they did!
I’m taking a break from the next book in the series. I just couldn’t face it.
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