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Complicit by Nicci French

Complicit (2009)

by Nicci French

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I guessed whodunnit. But it was still a good read.

Bonnie Graham had planned a summer of relaxing and some DIY on her new flat but is instead hijacked and cajoled by an old friend to reform her old college band to play at her wedding.

Reluctant to take part but feeling unable to say no, Bonnie finds herself putting together a band that comprises of her ex boyfriend, her best friend, a man who has a crush on Bonnie, an ex school pupil and his father and a new acquaintance with too much charm and a talent for stirring up trouble.

As the weeks progress and the group comes together for the practice sessions feelings run high. And soon Bonnie finds herself standing in a friends flat, alone except for a dead body lying in a pool of blood, deciding what she must do next.

It wasn't a bad read, things moved quite well, I felt a couple of loose ends weren't properly tied up and it was hard to feel too much sympathy for Bonnie at times. A key point of the plot took quite a leap of imagination to believe and the ending does leave you wanting to know just that little bit more (in a good way). ( )
  Jodyreadseverything | Apr 18, 2011 |
I have very much enjoyed all of Nicci French's books, but have the feeling that they are now becoming a bit formulaic. The thriller is as ever well set up, with the lead character found at the start standing over a dead body, and the action unfolding before and after the event, and the writing is smooth and reliable, with the requisite twists and turns throughout. There's nothing at all wrong with it, and it's a good read, but I would love to see the authors branch out into different territory - perhaps a male protagonist? Or a third person narrative? For the first time, I think, they have created a heroine who can't cook (I rather miss the food writing), so perhaps that's a first step...
  otterley | Dec 30, 2010 |
As always , Nicci French serves up a haunting psychological drama of murder and deceit. The novel opens with Bonnie Graham, the main character, staring down at the dead body of a man at a friend's flat. Who killed him? Was it Bonnie? The answer is a many layered puzzle and the novel tells the story moving from "before' and "after'. ( )
  bhowell | Sep 1, 2010 |
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Voor Jacob, Marika, Kersti, Claes, Tobias, Torkel en Mattias. Liefs, Nicci en Sean
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Ik draaide me om en keek of de deur van het appartement goed dicht was.
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nieuwjaarsgeschenk 1/1/2010 van freek en gracy
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When you find the body of your murdered lover, what do you do? Bonnie Graham calls her best friend and asks for help getting rid of it. But that's hardly the action of an innocent woman.

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