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Very Interesting Story but Lacking...4 Stars for the Author/3.5 Stars for the Story
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
I've looked forward to Sarah Maine's latest book for a while, and this one is similar in tone to her first one (The House Between Tides). Maybe it's due to it being historical fiction with a body being discovered, a dual timeline with the setting in Scotland, etc, all of which interests me. And I truly loved her first book. This one not so much. It was at first difficult to get interested in; it seemed incomplete in places and the ending wasn't satisfactory. Maybe it's me, but I felt in places there were paragraphs where the author rambled, the text didn't make sense and the editors missed it. SPOILERS. There seemed to be a never-ending find of bones (not believable, nor explained except for the two skeletons); the character named Declan seemed an interesting and promising foe, yet he fizzled out and disappeared with no explanation; and if there was to be something between the two main characters, nothing was resolved there and it just ended. The story was interesting, and held my interest but was disappointing. Four stars for it being written by Sarah Maine, but really a 3.5 stars book in my opinion.