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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok if you're stuck at an airport, but otherwise not a keeper, 10 April 2014
This review is from: Death in the Cotswolds (Cotswolds Mystery 3) (Paperback)
I didn't enjoy this Cotswold novel as much as the previous two. The device of the first person narrator who is not Thea worked well for me, but the story rambled on for about 350 pages, then the mystery was wrapped up in the last few pages. The characterisations are good, as are the location descriptions. I live in the Cotswolds and there's a lot to recognise in these pages. BUT the writer uses far too many verbs of reported speech, eg 'he whined' 'she pouted', ''i gasped' etc. What a terribly whiny lot the characters are! After a while, this tendency began to really annoy me (the reviewer whined) and spoiled a bit of my enjoyment.
I'll be leaving this at my hotel when I finish my holiday. It's not worth passing on to any of my friends. I have another Cotswold mystery at home, but I won't be rushing to read it. Will wait till I have flu or am going on a long journey.
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