Peter Leonard’s ‘Quiver’
Posted: 19 October 2008 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone read Peter Leonard’s ‘Quiver’? I work in a bookshop in England where it was published last month. I picked it up one lunchtime, but after two pages I could stand it no longer. I’m sorry to say I found it heavy-handed, clich├ęd and fatty.
Has anyone read it?

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Posted: 19 October 2008 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It gets a lot better.

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Posted: 20 October 2008 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I sort of agree with the original post. It was a bit cliched and wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as his father’s work. That being said, for a first novel.. it’s a good one. Plus, I can just imagine that he’ll get better with each new book and I am surely going to read them.

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Posted: 21 October 2008 12:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I actually started a thread about this some time ago, but at that time there was little response.
I bought “Quiver” some time ago, and I have to say, I had some of the same problems. I read several pages and just couldn’t get into it. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I want a book to grab me in the opening pages.
It still sits on my shelf, unread. I guess I will give it another bash.

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Posted: 21 September 2009 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Any more views on Quiver or Trust Me?

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Posted: 22 September 2009 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I enjoyed it but it does start “slowly”. “Trust Me” is published this week in the UK. When browsing the shelves I noticed another thriller with the same title which wont help matters.

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Posted: 05 September 2011 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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so i was in the library looking to reread an elmore book.

“Trust Me” was sitting there so i thought i would give it a chance.

love it. was hooked from the minute one of the early characters kept using
the “my friend” reference.

think everyone has met one of those guys.

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Posted: 30 November 2011 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Peter’s fourth novel since 2008, Voices of the Dead, comes out Jan. 17—the same day as dad’s Raylan. They’ll appear at a hometown library reading two days later in Birmingham, Michigan.

Publisher’s summary of the 320-page paperback:

Detroit, 1971. Harry Levin, scrap metal dealer and holocaust survivor, learns that his daughter has been killed in a car accident. Travelling to Washington DC, he’s told by Detective Taggart that the German diplomat, who was drunk, has been released and afforded immunity; he will never face charges. So Harry is left with only one option - to discover the identity of this man, follow him back to Munich and hunt him down. The first of two books, Peter Leonard’s new novel is a classic cat-and-mouse thriller. Told with swagger, brutal humour and not a little violence, it follows a good man who is forced to return to the horrors of his past.

In addition to Quiver and Trust Me, he also wrote All He Saw Was the Girl (2011).

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