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This complex thriller will keep crime fans enthralled

7th February, 2016
Robert Crais’s latest thriller is steeped in authenticity Picture: Getty

It’s not often that the most engaging character in a crime novel isn’t human, yet that’s largely the case in Robert Crais’s The Promise.

It’s well written, well plotted and engaging – which is exactly what you’d expect from a stalwart of the US genre scene (this is Crais’s 20th novel). But what you might not expect is that among the book’s large cast of characters, it’s...

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