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July: Gabrielle Lord, May 29—June 4, 2013

My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊

JulyJuly may be a month where not a lot happens on TV, in the news or in sport but the same can’t be said for the seventh volume of Conspiracy 365.

One of the best instalments to date, July has terrific pacing and genuine plot progression. While the formula dictates an opener with Cal escaping from an inescapable situation on the first of each month (just after midnight) before finding himself slap bang in another one at the end of the month (just before midnight), what happens in between easily hooks interest.

This month’s disasters are much more diverse and seem to be taking events in a very different direction before the unexpected quickly occurs and the course changes again. Boges and Winter both continue to be fleshed out (not before time!) with the former starting to grow a backbone and become frustrated with some of Cal’s catastrophes, while Winter’s backstory is embellished and her integrity given a further prod.

Team Sligo and Team de la Force are both in positions they’ve never been in before, and the plot is altogether tighter and more interesting.

While the compulsory cliff-hanger was evident from outer space, it’s a real predicament that should be interesting to see resolved.

A great effort from Lord that makes Part 8 something to look forward to!


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