Hi guys kloe here
I’m excited to tell you guys the latest book I finally got round to reading it after wanting to for so long and let me tell you it's nice to sit a relax with a good book am I right ladies and gentlemen , my mum’s friend(The grandma I never had ) steered me in the direction in reading this book so thank dawn .....
Book worms let get started ....
HOW I FOUND TO THIS BOOK / WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK
So as I briefly said above my mum’s friend aka grandma dawn told us she had a lot of books that she thought we might like for instance Faye & Jonathan Kellerman and as we were taking them out the cupboard I noticed “ The hanging valley “ the fourth book in the DCI Banks series a series i’d wanted to read for a while so when I finally got my hands on “Gallows View “ the book worm that I am was thrilled to finally get started reading !
One of the main reasons I chose to read this book is as a fan of the ITV series DCI Banks that sadly finished last year * Cries Uncontrollably * i was keen to see where banks strted as a character and learn a bit more about Alan because to be honest I can’t quiet remember the earlier series of DCI Banks and also because I wanted to how the books were different to the tv series itself and as of 2010 when DCI Banks first started aired the pilot episode “Aftermath “ adaption of the book ( twelfth book in the DCI Banks series ) author Peter Robinson has had several books in the DCI Banks series adapted for the Television series . As you can see my copy of Gallows View is tough around the edges which i think is part of its charm .
ABOUT THE BOOK
The First book in the hit series by Peter Robinson, We see DCI Alan Banks settling it to life in the Yorkshire Dales after escaping the stresses and strains of busy London and what seems to be a nice and quiet Picturesque Yorkshire Dales isn't all as it seems a peeping Tom scaring the women of Eastvale , whilst trying to stop two glue sniffing thugs breaking into homes of old women and the wealthy people of Yorkshire and a death of an old lady that might have been murdered all whilst Banks deals with his attraction with psychologist Jenny Fuller and when Jenny and banks wife Sandra are drawn further into the intense events and the investigations are getting close and closer together !
MY OPINION ON THIS BOOK
I was immediately hooked from the off I found myself playing detective along the way too and I got it 99% right . I loved Peters attention to detail about what may seem silly to one of us but made the book really work I loved the Map in the front of the book and often found myself flicking back to it when characters referenced to a certain place as banks often walks around Market square and it made reading it easier as I love the visualise scenes etc so I loved this. One thing I did find difficult as I did when stephen tompkinson played Alan was the opera and understanding banks obsession with it and what I could tell from the way Alan was educated is some of his fancy words had me reaching for a dictionary but other then that I really enjoyed reading gallows view and I look forward to reading “ A Dedicated Man “ and finding more about Alan! . I also loved that each chapter was split into about three or four parts I found it easy to read like that and it was filled with so much amazing characters and incredible writing.
WHERE I BOUGHT GALLOWS VIEW
I bought gallows view from Amazon in the used section as I don't like to pay a lot of money for something I'll only probably read once and I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not and ended up paying £2.31 including postage . Which I didn’t think was bad plus my favourite book shop was shut * Cries * all I was concerned about was getting all the pages .
Stars 5 out of 5
I would love to check out more of Peters books and also books that are adapted to Television or movies particuly Crime thrillers for example “ Vera Stanhope “ series written by Ann cleeves , Do you know of a television programme or films that are based on a book don’t be afraid to comment them below or a crime novel you love ?
Peters website - www.inspectorbanks.com/
Until next time happy reading