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The Smiling Man
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
5 posts | 4 read | 3 to read
From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits returns - on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man. 'An arresting new talent' Metro 'I usually experienced the presence of a dead body as an absence, but in this case, it felt like a black hole opening up in front of me' Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter 'Sutty' Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man's clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life... But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger's life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover the smiling man's identity, he must finally confront his own.
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FantasyChick
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
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Mehso-so

Finished my first book of the #readathon last night. Let me tell you, as far as detective mysteries and dark pasts go....I have read better. This book took me sooo long to read that I really just wanted to get it done. The story is good but the execution is just....painfully slow. I don't think I'll pick up the series.

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laurenlovesliterature
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
Pickpick

There was a lot going on in this book, but I really liked Joseph Knox's writing style and the gritty nature of this book. I didn't read the first book in this series, Sirens, but not sure if it was necessary. I am going to put his first book on my TBR list though. Official publish day is tomorrow!

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Jnnlb
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
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Mehso-so

Full review on #goodreads and thejwordpress.wordpress.com

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teaandcake
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
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Pickpick

After enjoying his debut novel, Sirens, I was really looking forward to reading this. Overall I did enjoy it but found that some parts seemed to drag a bit and it felt like a bit of a chore trying to keep up with the different characters. I flew through the last few parts and found that more gripping. I would read another of his books and haven‘t been put off. #josephknox #manchester #thesmilingman #sequel #detectiveaidanwaits

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teaandcake
The Smiling Man | Joseph Knox
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Looking forward to getting through some more of this on a Sunday. #lazySunday #thriller #JosephKnox #novel #cupofcoffee