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  • The Eighth Suare
  • Clive Hindle
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 9781857567311

7 thoughts on “The Eighth Suare

  1. says:

    The Eighth Suare begins with Jack Lauder's return to his legal practice He is almost immediately commissioned to handle the post humorous estate of an estranged acuaintance From the very beginning this strikes him as strange and the impression is only amplified as the story progresses It is pretty clear that Jack is wrapped up in something bigger than himself The story progresses uickly as he tries desperately to extricate himself I liked the book It moved along steadily had some interesting characters and the dialogue felt natural There were times when I was unsure if scenes were dreams memories or reality I'm aware that neither was Jack some of the time but as a reader I might have liked to know where I was standing a little clearly Not knowing made me uncomfortableIt would also probably help if the reader had some knowledge of chess rock climbing andor sailing I was able to follow and enjoy the story even though I don't intuitively know which suare on the chess board is is e4 or what the ueen's gambit looks like what a pro does while one is climbing or what it means to reef a sail But someone who knows these things might have gotten even from the story than I did As Jack tries to thinks five moves ahead of his opponent the story hangs and tenuously on coincidence and luck for Jack's continued success I didn't find this particularly believable if I'm honest but I can't say that it detracted too much from my enjoyment It's a good psychological thriller set in interesting terrain and I'm glad I got the opportunity to read it


  2. says:

    I was hooked in from the first two pages and that does not happens to me often The opening was atmospheric intriguing and I felt I had a grip of the characters from the startOn one level the plot rushes along uite linearly but you have to concentrate as there is another lateral branch of the plot running alongside The main character Jack is believable likable and somewhat sympatheticHaving been to the areas mentioned I do love the way the author captured the wild windy magic of the North east of EnglandOne complaint was that I felt the ending was too abrupt it could have been drawn out for at least another ten pages The author created a complex set of twists and turns and this warrantied a fulfilling finale


  3. says:

    I used to be a Grisham fan but after reading The Broker where learning Italian and drinking coffee were all that seemed to go on I gave on on the guyHindle writes legal thrillers with far action that Grisham but with the attention to detail and the legal knowledge that give a thriller that edge of authenticity you get the feeling that he draws from personal experience and that is great for a reader as you feel you are a party to a secretThe author blends his knowledge of climbing chess aviation and mythology into the story with a deft hand adding new dimensions to the story His style is contemporary but with an unusual poetic twisting of words on occasion creating some jaw dropping descriptionsVery enjoyable read Only gripetoo shortHence the 4 stars


  4. says:

    Lots of good ideas in there Echoes of The Magus


  5. says:

    This was an excellent debut novel which I enjoyed thoroughly The book starts in 4th gear and the author keeps his foot on the gas throughout I was gripped to see how the various sub plots would knit together and the author achieved this commendably It is clear that the author has in depth knowledge not only in law but also in the fields of aviation mountaineering chess astronomy and sailing and he uses this knowledge to inform his imagery and his plot in a fascinating wayThe protagonist Jack Lauder is a sympathetic character ofttimes he seems a little bumbling like Columbo other times he is razor sharp I often wondered while reading the book if anyone really had his back as all the other characters seemed to harbour shady agendasLocation is vital to me as a reader and having never been to the North East of England I felt that Hindle made that area come alive for me with his vibrant descriptions of the various locations including the intruiging St Cuthbert's IslesAs for the storyline Successful lawyer Jack Lauder is rather puzzled when he is commissioned to tie up the UK assets of his former friend Sir Vincent Harninger's estate Jack and the maverick entrepreneur adventurer were once close friends however of late Jack although always loyal had felt the need to distance himself from Vince's often dubious affairs especially when a key witness in a libel case Vince was involved in is murdered It all seems simple enough and Jack makes his way to the cliff edge Jomsborg mansion on St Cuthbert's Isles to begin cataloguing Vince's collection of rare books and manuscripts However a strange series of coincidences and chance meetings indicate that this is not a simple assignment but a game of chess where the faceless opponent is always one step aheadAnd why does Rachel Jack's former wife who died in a climbing accident begin to haunt him in dreams and visions Is it all down to the contaminated whiskey he was slipped on that first night at Jomsborg Did he really see her in Nijmegan?Seems Vince never forgave Jack for what he imagined as disloyalty Did Vince set set up a series of intricate traps to lure Jack into to discredit humiliate and ultimately destroy him Is Harry Vince's brother orchestrating this game now Vince is dead? Can a dead man really enjoy revenge?Good dialogue steady pace and an excellent drip feed of the back story made this a enjoyable and involving read


  6. says:

    Clive Hindle has found a way to combine words in a way which dazzles the mind and stretches one’s imagination I can’t say that I have read a book where I was constantly stopping to think “how did he come up with that?” The Eighth Suare is not a book to be taken lightly or to be read in a single sitting The story is intense as it follows Jack Lauder through a web of mystery and secrecy as he searches for the truth Hindle is a master at letting us into Jack’s thoughts and I could feel his empathy and I got to know Jack very well and I understand what drives him to such extremes I found myself silently rooting for Jack on many occasions The story succeeds not only because of Jack but because there are several protagonists that are compelling in their own rite An unconventional British entrepreneur a philandering filmmaker the ne’er do well brother a smart and sexy co worker are just part of a large cast of characters that give added depth and intrigue to the story I highly recommend this book to anyone who prides themselves on uncovering the mystery and finding the unexpected It’s not an easy challenge to stay ahead of where Hindle is taking us and I for one took a wrong turn on than one occasion


  7. says:

    A terrific story and thrilling plot Jack Lauder a lawyer is left reeling from the loss of his beloved wife in a mountaineering accident; a traumatic experience because her body was never recovered When Jack is asked to inventory an old friend’s estate he agrees hoping this may assuage his mind Instead he is plunged into a terrifying adventure plagued by dreams and visions of Rachel at every turn until he fears he is on the verge of losing his mindA convincing exciting tale where Jack is unwittingly dragged into hair raising escapades and mysterious happenings he cannot explain The story has plenty of unforeseen twists that leave the reader guessing until the end


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The Eighth Suare

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Wife Rachel dies after a tragic climbing accident during a snowstorm He found it hard to mourn her loss because her body was never recovered Now the uestion of her existence taunts him as she continues to appear before him His sense of reality is on the verge of collapse but right now that is the least of his worries Somebody has a very person Lots of good ideas in there Echoes of The Magus

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Al vendetta against Jack and he must put all the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out why he is being framed He finds himself caught up in a web of drug smuggling and murder In a haze of confusion Jack will have to think several moves ahead to survive this hostile game against an opponent who will stop at nothing until Jack is annihilate This was an excellent debut novel which I enjoyed thoroughly The book starts in 4th gear and the author keeps his foot on the gas throughout I was gripped to see how the various sub plots would knit together and the author achieved this commendably It is clear that the author has in depth knowledge not only in law but also in the fields of aviation mountaineering chess astronomy and sailing and he uses this knowledge to inform his imagery and his plot in a fascinating wayThe protagonist Jack Lauder is a sympathetic character ofttimes he seems a little bumbling like Columbo other times he is razor sharp I often wondered while reading the book if anyone really had his back as all the other characters seemed to harbour shady agendasLocation is vital to me as a reader and having never been to the North East of England I felt that Hindle made that area come alive for me with his vibrant descriptions of the various locations including the intruiging St Cuthbert's IslesAs for the storyline Successful lawyer Jack Lauder is rather puzzled when he is commissioned to tie up the UK assets of his former friend Sir Vincent Harninger's estate Jack and the maverick entrepreneur adventurer were once close friends however of late Jack although always loyal had felt the need to distance himself from Vince's often dubious affairs especially when a key witness in a libel case Vince was involved in is murdered It all seems simple enough and Jack makes his way to the cliff edge Jomsborg mansion on St Cuthbert's Isles to begin cataloguing Vince's collection of rare books and manuscripts However a strange series of coincidences and chance meetings indicate that this is not a simple assignment but a game of chess where the faceless opponent is always one step aheadAnd why does Rachel Jack's former wife who died in a climbing accident begin to haunt him in dreams and visions Is it all down to the contaminated whiskey he was slipped on that first night at Jomsborg Did he really see her in NijmeganSeems Vince never forgave Jack for what he imagined as disloyalty Did Vince set set up a series of intricate traps to lure Jack into to discredit humiliate and ultimately destroy him Is Harry Vince's brother orchestrating this game now Vince is dead Can a dead man really enjoy revengeGood dialogue steady pace and an excellent drip feed of the back story made this a enjoyable and involving read

Summary The Eighth Suare

Jack Lauder a man of simple pleasures was a successful lawyer who enjoyed nothing than climbing in the mountains and a good old competitive game of chess But he is about to be dragged into a deadly world of deception where truth and fiction become inseparable and the life he knew will be changed forever The battle for his sanity begins when his


About the Author: Clive Hindle

I believe that the desire to write first came to me in my teens When I was at university I intended to become a poet because of the influence of Basil Bunting I became a prose writer in my 20's and I had some some ideas for complicated plots but in those days they were too complicated to bring to to a proper conclusion I still have those original books and I want to go back to them I still hav