The Various Haunts of Men

The Various Haunts of Men

Book - 2005
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A lonely woman of 53 vanishes in fog. A 22-year woman never returns from a morning walk. An old man disappears, too. Experienced policemen know that most missing persons either turn up or go missing on purpose. But fresh young D.S. Freya Graffham won't drop it - until she discovers what links the people who disappear on 'The Hill'.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2005, 2004
ISBN: 9781590200278
9780099534983
9781585678761
9780099462095
0099462095
9781856197144
185619714X
Characteristics: 562 p. ; 18 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Sep 01, 2017

Hill writes well, and her ghost story The Woman in Black is a favorite. Although this is well written, too, and interesting, it's fine as a story set in an English town, but if you're looking for a straight-forward mystery, this might not be for you either. It's 562 pages long, by the way, so not for the impatient.

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 09, 2017

Hill writes well, and her ghost story The Woman in Black is a favorite. Although this is well written, too, and interesting (although it left me with some head scratching at the end), it's fine as a story set in an English town, but if you're looking for a straight-forward mystery, this might not be for you either. It's 562 pages long, by the way, so not for the impatient.

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DL7173
Jan 29, 2017

My first Susan Hill novel, but I should have read the comments.
I found the unnecessary romance annoying and the language
(especially around those parts) often predictable and trite.
I'll try one more, but, based on this, I'm not hopeful.

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rgally
Apr 17, 2015

A bit too far on the romance side of mysteries for me but I've been reading steadily in spite of that - compelled to finish it so there are redeeming qualities.

Some tightening up of the story lines would have been appreciated and I found the print variations in my edition off-putting.

I give it a 2 - perhaps a 2 1/2

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readerpat
Apr 01, 2014

This is a very exciting book, although gruesome at times.
Unexpected ending.
I look forward to reading more of this series.

tomato Sep 05, 2013

Wonderful !

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Katrina027
Jan 10, 2012

Although I will not be finishing this book, it appears 1/3 of the way through to be a Harlequin dressed up as a Thriller Mystery.

The series is apparently about Simon Serrailler, but he appears as a very minor character only.

A better edit would have helped too; it looks as though the book were rushed to market.

Apparently the next book is better but I am not sure I will bother with it.

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