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A below average read
on 17 March 2011
The premise of this book is simple enough: a woman who refurbishes houses for a living before selling them on and moving. She also has some skeletons in her closet from which she appears to be running. I find the execution of the tale to be nothing special; neither thrilling or bland, although if I had to choose one of the two as a describor it would be the latter.
The love interests are clear from the very beginning and rather undeveloped. Our protaganist appears to be more pulled in by his English accent than his other traits, which is a little eye roll-worthy. (Also, I resent the author's claim that South London accent = commoner. Talk about politically incorrect.)
The whole mystery element isn't too hard to figure out, probably because of the characters who were clearly going to be the "baddies" right off the bat.
As for the main character, her near constant screaming and falling over is ridiculous. I couldn't much empathise with her for various reasons.
All in all, it's okay for a quick read but you'd be better off with something else if you're looking for gripping storylines and plot twists that make you gasp aloud.