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not as good as some of her other books
on 28 October 2013
I liked the idea behind this book more than I liked the book itself. I read R.E.Butler's books compulsively.. They're catnip at the end of the day. But I have to say her story telling skills are slipping. The main thing that bothered me with this one was the structure. Tension needs to build, waxing and waning perhaps, but nonetheless working towards a big climax or anticlimax to round up the story. Here, the main action of the story happened halfway through and then all subsequent chapters felt like they should be just an epilogue, not crucial to the story just adding detail. That there was little character development for Chance bugged me too.
For a writer who can write really very well (Linus and the Angel for example is brilliant) it's just sloppy. Ms Butler please please don't let your standards slip!