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Difficult second novel,
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This review is from: Cold Light (Paperback)
Having greatly enjoyed Jenn Ashworth's first novel, I was very much looking forward to reading this.
However,I was disappointed by it. It started well, but the ending was massively underwhelming; almost as if she wasn't quite sure how to end it.
On the plus side, the writing is good, the setting realistic if grim, and the three central girl characters are well drawn. It is a rather dark and in some ways unsettling tale, but I like the fact that this author does not draw back from writing about fairly unlikeable (but interesting) characters. That's all good.
But the plot is somewhat thin and the action is slow. I could buy that, if the ending came with a huge thunmp, that makes you think "What? I never saw that coming!" - but sadly it doesn't. It just...peters out.
I think Jenn Ashworth is a talented writer, and I would read another book by her. I just can't enthuse about this, I'm afraid.