Elliot Cartledge and Tim Lane: Chasing Shadows – The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck Book Review

As much as I enjoy writing and would love to provide it more time with a view to enhancing the quality, I’ll admit that reviewing art of any form is an area in which I particularly struggle.

The last thing that I want to do is give anything away. If you pick up this book, presumably you have a reasonable idea of what you’re about to read, if not, the subtitle alone will give away the ending if not the very specifics.

This is not an article where I judge Peter Roebuck from what is ultimately my one and only source but advise you whether or not this book is worth reading. It is. It is thorough in its scope from Roebuck’s schooldays to his final moments and beyond, well, no less thorough than the police investigation it would seem!

This book was not written by the prosecution or the defence. It is an unbiased informative of the many phases and incidents in the former Somerset opening batsman’s life.

The Silly Point scorecard has Chasing Shadows undefeated at the close of play on… 89 not out!

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