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on 5 November 2013
I got to page 65 before deciding that my life is just too short! So it's only fair to say that I'm reviewing only the first 65 pages.
Whilst I imagine there's a good plot here and undoubtedly some twists along the way, I just don't care. The main character Joseph Lee is an insufferable and self-absorbed oik and I really couldn't care less about his fate. I had sympathy for his loss following his wife's murder, but he quickly forgot his grief at the appearance of a neighbour bearing an uncanny resemblance to his late wife. The author left me with no compassion once Joseph called her his "ex-wife" in his mind, and why would a widower think of her by her Christian and surname? There were so many passages that not only didn't ring true, but beggared belief, and I did something that I so rarely do- I gave up on a book. I had another look at the reviews before abandoning it though, and once I realised that the same author wrote Fairwood, another struggle, I decided not to waste any more of my time.
It's interesting to see that Eli Yance is supposed to be a pseudonym of a best-selling horror writer- I'd like to respectfully suggest that Mr. Yance be consigned to the way of all things and the best-selling author be allowed to write his/her best-selling work.