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The Family Man Review

I found the premise interesting, but the execution fell flat.


Rating: 2.5/5

Utterly gripping crime fiction…


A householder who is clearing out the loft comes across a carefully concealed box containing a video camera.


When he plugs it in, unsure due to its age that it will even play, what he sees there has him immediately calling the police.


Senior Sergeant Veronika Pope and her team in the Special Crime Squad study the footage of the torture of four individuals held captive, all physically and mentally abused.


Assured this is no hoax, although all indications are that this happened long in the past, the team races to trace the identity of the victims.


Someone got away with murder once, will Sergeant Pope permit them to do so again?

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I have mixed feelings about this one. After reading the synopsis, I was so intrigued to read this. But halfway through, maybe even before then, I found myself bored and struggled to stay interested.


I found the premise intriguing. And I had hopes for a riveting thriller. However, it felt very subdued. Nothing was truly shocking to me as I made my way through the story. There wasn’t much room to really stew on any of the details we were presented with. As soon as we were given a new detail we were then shown basically exactly how it fits into the storyline and the case. It just didn’t feel that intriguing anymore without any of the guessing.


And I had hopes for a riveting thriller. However, it felt very subdued

I was also bothered by how many details were just left alone, not being followed up on. Some seemed very crucial to the main case as well. Especially at the end, I felt like there were many unanswered questions.


Overall, I found the premise interesting, but the execution fell flat. It wasn’t what I was expecting this to be. Turning out to be a slow dull story. I would have liked a little more suspense. I found the details about the captive individuals captivating, I think it would have helped to see more of this.


However, although this was not a favorite for me, I can see others enjoying this more. I think if you enjoy a slower paced light crime thriller, you might enjoy this one too!