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Well structured and a great read but a bizarre ending,
This review is from: Tarnished (Paperback)
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There are some deeply hidden family secrets in this story and Peg is trying to uncover them without upsetting anyone along the way.
The book is full of suspense as Pegs's past is revealed gradually, layer by layer. Each time we find more about the truth more secrets are hinted at which keeps a high level of intrigue throughout.
I like the characters. They are all flawed in some way or another but that makes them feel very real. The relationship between Peg and Loz is particularly well written with Peg tiptoeing around sensitively and Loz rushing into everything head first.
Structurally the book is fairly standard, with the present story comprising of 47 chapters, interspersed every so often with a chapter called "Then" which is Peg narrating her memories as they reveal themselves to her.
I enjoyed the book very much until the last 40 pages. The story has been cleverly woven but was then spoilt by an over dramatic ending with Peg and Loz becoming amateur detectives rather than involving the police as anyone else would have done. I suspect that the author struggled to find an ending but wish she had tried harder to conclude what is mostly a fabulous read.