A very strange review has just gone up on Amazon.co.uk for Nightfall, from a guy who claims to have enjoyed 'dozens' of my books but hated Nightfall. Here's what he wrote -
Scooby Doo where are you?, 15 Oct 2010
By Geoff H
This review is from: Nightfall (Paperback)
I must have read a dozen of his books and have always found them absorbing and exciting. However this latest book has none of his usual style and has a "Scooby Doo" type plot which is ludicrous and almost laughable. Like other reviewers I bought the book on the strength of his other novels, but will be more careful in future
Now here's what I don't get.
This is the only review that Geoff H has ever posted on Amazon.
He's never reviewed a single book. Except Nightfall.
The only review he's ever bothered to write is Nightfall and he gives it one star. Why hasn't he reviewed books that he's enjoyed?
There is an on-going problem with fake reviews on Amazon. A lot of the time friends and relatives post five star reviews of books written by people they know. And there are lots of cases of people posting one star malicious reviews.
I don't know if Geoff H is real or not, but posting just one review always seems suspect to me.
I wonder if I could ask my readers out there for a favour?
If you did enjoy Nightfall could you please drop by Amazon.co.uk and say so.