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The Comforts of Home: Simon Serrailler Book 9 (edição 2018)

por Susan Hill (Autor)

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Investigating a cold case while recovering from a near-fatal injury, Simon Serrailler finds his personal and professional lives intertwining in unexpected ways when his constable brother-in-law suffers a setback at the same time an arsonist begins a deadly rampage.
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Título:The Comforts of Home: Simon Serrailler Book 9
Autores:Susan Hill (Autor)
Informação:Chatto & Windus (2018), 336 pages
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Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler wakes in hospital to learn that his left arm has been seriously damaged (I assume in a previous case). Complications occur and the arm is amputated. He travels to a remote Scottish island to recuperate. His nephew Sam visits, uncertain of his future plans. Back in Lafferton there are a series arsons and a local mother insists that the police reopen the case of her missing daughter. The police were sure that a man later arrested for two other killings was responsible but lacked evidence for a conviction. Serrailler's boss asks him to review the file, but before he can start, a local woman on the island disappears. Serrailler finds himself working on both cases somewhat off the book while concerned about his nephew and with his own future once his arm is ready for the advanced prosthetic. Complex plot with several viewpoint characters and unexpected plot twists. Probably best enjoyed by those familiar with the series.
  ritaer | Mar 5, 2021 |
The ninth installment in Hill's excellent Simon Serailler series, which sort of hits the reboot button and sets things up nicely for the next (presumably, anyway). Not quite so dark as the last couple of volumes. ( )
  JBD1 | Jan 6, 2020 |
The first I'd read of this prolific author and I was impressed. Although this story had a number of the crime clichés, a loner policeman who finds relationships difficult, it also contained some interesting other unusual characters and sub-plots. One of these was Cat, the sister of the main character, a locum GP who was considering private practice to get away from the treadmill of NHS practice - a very contemporary theme. A major sub-plot takes place on Taransay, actually an uninhabited island in Scotland used in the TV series Castaway, but most of the action is in fictional Lafferton. Strong characters and intriguing plots make me want to read more about Simon Serailler and his family. ( )
  edwardsgt | Dec 19, 2019 |
This is the ninth in the Simon Serrailler mystery series, which consists of books focusing less on the crimes themselves and more on the lives of people who interact with Detective Chief Superintendent Serrailler, whether his family members or those he is investigating.

In this novel, Serrailler is recuperating from an injury incurred on the job in the previous book. He has gone to remote Taransay, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and because he is the only available police detective around, finds himself involved in a sticky murder investigation. This helps distract him from the PTSD he incurred after his previous trauma. His time is also taken up by notes on a cold case at home involving a missing girl, a case which the Chief Constable has asked him to review during his sick leave.

Back in fictional Lafferton, a Cathedral city in the South of England, Simon’s sister Cat is dealing with a new marriage, a possible new job, and the arrival of her father, Richard, returned from France and needing a place to live. His visit, like always, causes chaos in the lives of his family. In addition, Cat’s oldest son Sam, much like the other characters, is struggling with who and what he wants to be.

In this series, because Cat is a doctor, we also hear a great deal about the medical system, and the problems of treating patients in an era of budget cuts.

While the crimes, both old and new, get solved in the end, one doesn’t read Susan Hill for the mysteries, but rather the ongoing psychological analyses she performs on her characters, and for the realistic nature of their messy lives.

Discussion: This series is not for those who want a fast-paced carnival ride with well-hidden criminals and life-threatening close calls. This book can be read as a standalone, although you will feel as if you are missing some plot threads. The author had several perfectly reasonable opportunities to fill readers in on what transpired before, such as Simon’s injury, but somewhat inexplicably forewent them.

Evaluation: This isn’t a bad series, but it is one I read mainly because I have read many of the books in it already, and so it makes for “easier” reading since I already “know” the characters and the setting. ( )
  nbmars | Nov 20, 2019 |
After the dramatic end of the last in this series, Hill seems to have hit reset on these characters. All to the good. They have more in them, I think. Just Hill had painted herself into a few corners. Always a joy to spend time with these folks and their worries/adventures. ( )
  ehines | Sep 12, 2019 |
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Credible characters and plenty of atmosphere make up only in part for short, choppy chapters and an underwhelming finale.
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