Top critical review
on 20 May 2017
I'm being really generous here, by giving it a 2nd star because the writing style isn't too bad - it's the plot that's implausible and I'm giving up at 14%. As I've said in other reviews - I really don't like giving negative comments - but I do wish authors would get someone that is happy to be critical (probably not a family member) to read through and discuss the plot with them. **SPOILER ALERT**
So we have 2 girls, in their 20s, in Morrocco and we've just had a scene on the beach where Amy covered herself when a young man, playing beach football approached her. He explains that women can use the beach in Morrocco and he especially doesn't mind (while leering at her). She asks him about an address and, like the previous person she asked, he tells her not to go there as it's a lawless shanty town. He says Westerners are not safe and women "do not have the same...privileges".
Despite this warning - she sets off (with her friend, Caroline) and the taxi driver (on the way to this shanty town) will only take them to the outskirts and warns them to go no further.
Of course, they do. And what is Amy wearing? A strapless sundress. One minute she's on a public beach and worried about showing too much skin and the next she's going into a place where women have no rights (my interpretation) and she's decided to go in half dressed.
This is the kind of lack of attention to detail that I find exasperating. I'm assuming she survives as there are further books - but, in real life, the girls would quite possibly be raped, murdered and dumped on the beach.
Book 2 in the series was free and I paid 99p for book 1. Will be deleting both.