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on 21 April 2009
I feel the previous review of this book is unfair.
The 'quick read' series of books are aimed at attracting non-readers back into the joy of reading, or for those readers who like short stories and are existing fans of the author, or new ones who want a taste of their work.
I purchased this book as an avid fan of Kate Mosse knowing it was a 'short story' and on that basis I wasn't disappointed. However, it is a short read, and therefore lacks the depth of writing that we can expect from this author.
Kate Mosse is a beautiful,talented writer who draws you so much into her characters, you never want the books to end. You don't get that level of experience with this book as there is not the scope within a short story to develop this, which is why I feel it is unfair to compare this to her previous work.
I didn't feel it was disjointed - just a light read.
However.....a word of warning for all Kate Mosse fans! Do not buy this book if you intend to purchase The Winter Ghosts (currently available on pre-order). When I purchased 'The Cave' from Amazon.com there was no plot description. Having now read the synopsis for 'The Winter Ghosts', I was disappointed the storyline of 'The Cave' is the same (just a very short version!). I know 'The Winter Ghosts' will be in the same absorbing style and depth we have come to expect from this wonderfully talented writer.
I will definately purchase 'The Winter Ghosts' once I have put enough space between these two books.
There is nothing worse than looking forward to a really good read and already knowing the ending....!!