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Good story that fades,
This review is from: The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia) (Kindle Edition)
This book starts well and continues to be enthralling for a long time. Suddenly it fades. The author slides into American coloquialisms and the pace slackers. The reader feels there is pressure to get to the end quickly (not an uncommon thing) and that the writer is desperately trying to drag all the ends together. Why is the lovely Miller's daughter raped? It hardly matters... We already know that has happened to other innocents before. The gist becomes irrelevant, too... would we have minded had she been omitted. I'm not surprised it took thirty years before this writer was published; she has a good tale to tell but needs more discipline!!