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Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
What I don’t understand is how a writer with so much under her belt does such a lousy job writing. I agree with the other reviewers who have panned this, particularly for the bad dialogue, but what struck me most were all the lame bits of banal description, both in terms of the details she chose to describe, as well as the character actions. It was just tedious to read/hear about mundane articles described in detail, and basic body actions. I mean, why can’t he just fetch the camera from the RV? Why do we need to have the guy tromp back to the RV, open the door, reach into the side pocket, retrieve the camera, stomp back, ad infinitum... I love rich description, but for the love of Pete, describe something we care about, not an ashtray. I got the impression the author was stretching it to make a novel out a plot that didn’t have what it took. I can’t fathom how an editor didn’t level with the author and just put this one out of its misery.