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1.0 out of 5 stars
Dull and disappointing, 11 Oct 2013
This was recommended by Richard and Judy's book club so I thought this will be a good read. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Nothing really happened. Nothing was said. A very boring book which was hard to get involved with. The storylines were very weak with no substance. The characters were very difficult to get to know. Each time I picked the book up I had to go back 2 - 3 pages to try and pick up the story again.
The book title was misleading. Apart from the odd mention of the heat,what was the significance of it being set in the heatwave of 1976 and what were the "Instructions"? It could have been set in any time period.
As for the abrupt ending.....what a cop out!!!
Reading it was a hard slog but I was determined to get through it.
Sadly, not sure if I can be tempted by Maggie O'Farrell again.