What are these British authors doing to me?!?! I’m trying not to find any more series to get wrapped up in, but the Brits just keep drawing me in! This book was fast paced and gritty, with deeply damaged characters and scenes so dark and vivid they could give you nightmares.
Author S.J. Bolton is almost as brutal as Mo Hayder. Add in an intricate plot, a fresh take on an old theory, and a heavy dose of pain and anguish on every page, and this one’s a winner. This is the first novel in the Lacey Flint series, and I’m already hooked! I need someone else to read this so we can talk about it!!! 5 stars!
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This is a by-the-book-mystery, which I feel like I come across very rarely lately. As a mystery lover, this book didn’t appeal to me just because it stuck to the formula as much as all aspects of the formula were done right. I did see through the red herring that led to the final plot twist, but Donlea had created so much tension and suspense that when the action ramped up at the end, I couldn’t put the book down.
As far as mysteries go, it wasn’t spectacular, but it was solid. The writing, character, tone and pacing melded together to make this a book I’d recommend, and this is an author I’d read again. A very nicely done mystery. 4.5 stars!
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Well, you can’t love them all. I heard a lot of hype about this author and decided to check her out. The book was well written, suspenseful, and kept me reading. That said, something about it really pissed me off, crawling under my skin and itching like a rash I couldn’t get to.
All the women in the story struck me as exceptionally weak, and not because of circumstances or illness. It felt like they were written by a sexist man. (Not trying to offend anyone, plenty of men write superb women characters, but these women seemed liked stereotypes created by a member of the He-man woman haters club.)
I’m not ruling out Kubica’s other books, there’s more good than bad, but this book just wasn’t for me. 4 stars.