George V. Reilly

Review: Oblivion

Title: Oblivion
Author: Peter Abrahams
Rating: ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Harper Torch
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 362
Keywords: suspense
Reading period: 11–13 September, 2008

Two days into his in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a missing teenage girl, PI Nick Petrov has a seizure that wipes out his recent memories. As he tries to rediscover what it was he was doing, he comes to realize that this case is somehow connected to his most famous case, ten years before.

The brain-damaged detective struggling through a once-easy in­ves­ti­ga­tion made for an in­ter­est­ing story. The plot moves briskly, but by the end has devolved into total im­prob­a­bil­i­ty with gaping holes.

Consider my creduli­ty—and char­i­ty—s­trained.

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