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Interesting in parts but the plot moves very slowly
on 12 July 2014
Although the reader is told in the first few pages that someone will be killed, this isn't really crime fiction. It's actually a serious novel about a relationship and the aftermath of its breakdown. The author was clearly very knowledgable about psychology and made one of her central characters a psychotherapist. I found the description of her work and her own experience of therapy one of the most interesting parts of the book.
The crime, when it happens, which is late in the story, is quite predictable, as is the twist. The psychological revelation is better and quite unexpected. There's a lot to like in this book, so why only three stars? For me the writer got bogged down with a lot of detail in the central part of her story. When I find myself skimming through a hundred or more pages, this isn't a book I can recommend with any enthusiasm.