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Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021
I got to the halfway point and decided against finishing because I was so bored. This novel moves very slowly, at least in the first half, and that is too long to keep me interested. In fact, I’m surprised I gave it that long. I read the final chapter just to assure myself that everything turned out as expected, which it did. So add “predictable” to “boring.” The writing is sound, and I have to believe things pick up in the second half, since there are too many plot lines going on by that time, but I was done with whole thing by then. None of the characters were interesting or particularly sympathetic. If you like urban gothic, you might like this.