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5 out of 5 for suspense, 1 out of 5 for cheesey romance!,
This review is from: Keeper of the Bride (Mass Market Paperback)
I have enjoyed several of Gerritsen's other books, including The Surgeon and The Apprentice, but found this book a little disappointing. The Keeper of the Bride is a fairly good suspense thriller (with a bad title). It is well paced with one or two good twists, although with a slightly less than satisfying conclusion. My main problem with this book, however, is the developing relationship between the two main characters: it reads exactly like a Mills and Boon romance - predictable and cheesey. Although published very recently I wouldn't be surprised if this book was written much earlier on in her career - it reads like a first novel: promising but with underdeveloped potential.
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Initial post: 13 May 2010 14:11:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2010 15:40:43 BDT
Mrs. R. Birley says:
I agree with you I have noticed that the publishers have re-printed Ms Gerritsens earlier books using the same blurb as her current books, I believe even some of the titles have been changed which is misleading, giving the impression they are recent activity, however her latest fiction is far superior. This book does read like a Mills and Boon and is not a patch on the Jane Rizzoli books I have read. It feels like a con as far as I am concerned. Tess Gerritsens writing style has changed considerably (its like her old books were written by a different person).
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 09:31:35 BDT
Miss M says:
Totally agree. I was very disappointed by this book. There was no suspense either. It was like one of those films where you know that none of the main characters die in the end.
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 09:47:12 BDT
Avid reader says:
If you look on Tess Gerritsen's website you will see that this book was originally a Mills & Boon from her early days as a writer, before she moved on to Rizzoli and Isles etc. I think that the publishers have been a bit cheeky in changing the cover to look like like a thriller when this (and others from the same writing period) is actually a romantic suspense novel. Any potential Tess Gerritsen reader would be advised to check the book list before buying one of her books so as not to be disappointed.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013 12:10:57 GMT
Aw Lewis says:
Have never read a Mills and Boon but certainly agree this book was nowhere near as good as more recent TG books. Both my wife and I also thought it might have been one of her early efforts and although we both finished it ( as a page turner) we were glad we borrowed it from the library and will certainly heed the suggestion to check the vintage before buying or borrowing any more. Thanks
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