Top critical review
28 September 2018
Why did I read this? - because I accidentally clicked the 'buy' button and didn't want to waste 99p! This author is a funny brew - I read 'Forever England' and didn't like it much, and this one had the same effect - but I kept reading anyway, keen to finish it - the main 'male' characters in each book must have some sort of magnetism, (perhaps D L models them on himself?) as they both had apparently attractive, single females, who just happened across their paths, practically throw themselves at them with no encouragement whatsoever, and yet we never get any real sense of what the men are like, or what it is that makes them so irresistible - they remain throughout both books strangely characterless. Aside from that, this tale, set in Spain as was the other one - has no backbone or credibility, and yet seems to be based on a 'true story' of some sort, perhaps within the author's own experience, and is rather odd and unfunny. I never did figure out who the different characters were, but it didn't really matter, as they were all bland and interchangeable - not my cup-of-tea at all.