Top critical review
An Arduous Read
on 30 January 2017
I forced myself to finish this book but wish I hadn't bothered. It really was a turgid read, the perpetrator was obvious early on and there were no twists or turns - just a sense of laboured characterisation and forced writing to fill the pages. Frankly a complete waste of time and I won't be buying any Laura Lippmann novels in the future if this one is anything to go by.
I really don't understand what has happened to the Amazon review system. Once the star ratings were quite spot on - now completely unreliable. This book is a good example of paid reviewers getting it up the rankings.