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Dull as ditchwater,
This review is from: A Trust Betrayed (A Scottish murder mystery) (Paperback)
I bought this book as I adore medieval history and am an avid reader of anything set in the medieval period be it fiction or non-fiction, but what a disappointment this book was. The plot was thin, characters were dull, uninteresting and I couldn't feel any empathy with any of them. I had to literally force myself to pick up the book and finish it in the vain hope it was going to get better. It didn't. I wish I hadn't bothered finishing it as the reader is left hanging, the storyline isnt resolved - presumably because there are going to be more books in the series.
In terms of plot, I would only actually give this book 1 star. Its only saving grace and the reason I gave it 2 was because the author obviously knows her stuff when it comes to medieval life and this was the only thing I found interesting about this book. This author would be far better writing non fiction books on the medieval period because she lacks the imagination to come up with a decent storyline.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2014 14:10:57 GMT
Yes I had the same feelings about this book. I read it to the end in the hope that it would come alive, but it did not. The historical detail was the most interesting but the characters did not make much sense as people and the settings didn't come alive either; though plausibly detailed they somehow remained uninteresting. A very dull book.
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