Permissible Limits by Graham Hurley

About the book

When Ellie’s husband is killed in an accident her world falls apart. Her husband’s company is in debt and, in order to keep it going, she must learn to fly the World War II fighter plane it was built around. She must also find answers to the questions of what really lies behind her husband’s death.

Reviewed by Ladies of an Age Reading Group:

For those of us who enjoy Hurley’s usual police procedurals set in Pompey, this was a total surprise. Most people found it lacking emotion and felt it may have been because Graham Hurley was writing from a woman’s perspective.

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “Permissible Limits by Graham Hurley”

  1. Review by Bidbury Mead WI Reading Group:
    A mixed reaction – the majority found it hard going, especially the technical details of engines and flying. One only found it a page turner. The main characters were psychologically unreal. Minor ones occasionally ludicrous (a pet crocodile?). Was Hurley trying to write a modern Nevil Shute? (his detective fiction is much better).
    Star rating: **

  2. Review by Hedge End WI Reading Group:
    Who did the author write for – man or woman? Characters unbelievable and female characters obviously written by a man. Technical writing and description very good. Mixed response from ‘boring’ to ‘couldn’t put it down’. On the whole disappointing.
    Star rating: ***

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