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on 7 December 2009
I read this after discovering And then there were none, I'm glad I read it before this one otherwise I might not have bothered with her other books.
To be brutally honest I found the plot rather dull, the characters I really couldn't be bothered with, without giving too much away the book only got interesting around page 250, after which the story really came together, perhaps too late.
There were several points where I almost gave up, the saving grace being the fantastic twist at the VERY end...
Essentially free spirit man falls in love with rich woman, dodgy romantic story for the most part, a plethora of tedious characters with no depth, set against a background of racial stereotyping Gypsies, rich relatives, dangerous bend in the road that has no real bearing on the story and a slight mystery death or two.
I've given it 3* for the ending which did leave me surprised indeed.