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Sorry, I wanted to enjoy this, but found it dreadful. Too many inconsistencies, improbabilities and at the heart of it, a story that just wasn't believable in the least. I'm now trying to reflect on Koomson's other books and working out whether I've just outgrown her as an author. I don't think so, so I'm amazed that I'm the lone voice of dissent on this one.
An example of something that drove me mad in the story - the Aunty Betty character - who is written about as if she were in her late-80s - been at an old peoples home for years, trouble climbing stairs, always reminiscing about the good old days - but then we find out that she is actually mid-60s. I don't know of any old, frail 60 year olds, let alone ones who packed themselves off to a retirement home years previously.
The whole book hinges on the fact that Saffron didn't go to the police with the information on Joel's murder to protect her daughter. Seriously? Urgh. I was half hoping there was a massive twist at the end to at least make sense of the totally unlikely plot. But no.
It has been a long time since I read a book that actually made me cross. I suppose that at least it has stirred up strong feelings in me rather than just disinterested me, but I'm not sure it was meant to be a marmite book.
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2014 17:28:12 BDT
Have to agree about the aunt ! I am 70 and you would think she was at least 80 - not one of her best books found it quite a dull read
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