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Not my thing.,
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This review is from: The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense Mystery Trilogy, Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This book is the first of the free books I downloaded and read and I have to say I was very disappointed. I feel I should say that I started reading this directly after reading the millennium trilogy so the lack of detail was quite obvious to me coming from reading a book where there is several pages to describe a character.
I started to read the book and despite from the first few pages me thinking "I don't like it" I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt as nothing annoys me more than leaving a book without finishing it.
The first thing I noticed was within the first two pages three characters had been introduced and there was not one line describing their appearance or personalities. I read on believing this would be rectified later on. It was not. Throughout the whole book I'd estimate you read about 15 characters none of which have any details about appearances or habits making it very hard to imagine it in your head.
The second thing for me was how quickly the story flitted between other people and made you think something interesting was going to happen when a few pages later it was explained and it turned out to be something rather dull and uninteresting! I found that through the whole of the book when you thought something exciting was about to happen it killed any interest I had to read on as it was usually something simple.
The third gripe I have is how badly edited it is. Page after page I noticed spelling mistakes and to me it ruined the experience.
I have to agree with other readers when they say they can't believe this book was featured in the top 100 free books.
I found myself reaching the ending and going "oh". It sounded like something a child would write not something I would have expected an adult author to slave away over for hours.
Overall I just about managed to read all of it hoping it would redeem itself but its not something I would ever recommend anyone to read!
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2013 12:01:34 BDT
i totally agree with every word of this critique.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2013 16:55:57 GMT
Kathryn A says:
Glad it's not just me! Thought it lacked substance and was just a bit poor overall.
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