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Fiona Edmonds

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Astonishingly drawn out

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2020

I love Ann Patchett’s books, but this was tedium of the highest order. The characters were not only dull, but implausible.

Brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2020

Perfect pace, intriguing and interesting plot, great character development. Story maintained interest and never became boring or contrived: I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially the way the female characters were so well described. The narrator did a really convincing job and was never a step out of place, always carrying the story well, very good tone and enunciation.

Not the most engaging

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2020

The story was reasonably interesting if somewhat depressing, but the shouting by the narrator was terrible. Had to keep turning the volume up and down to avoid all the unnecessary yelling. The characters were a bit unlikeable, but I did want to find out what happened.

A bit tedious

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-2020

I love Vera and was looking forward to this one. However I found it too trite and cliche ridden, even though it was clearly a parody of the genre, it was just too endlessly silly and I grew bored of it.

Unbearable

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2020

Story is interesting, but narrator unbearable, makes an unlikeable character even worse and I gave up. So pompous and overacted. Paired with the attempted vernacular dialogue, made it unbearable.

Engaging crime drama

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2020

I really enjoy this author, she creates interesting plotlines and enough suspense to drive the story. Her characters are engaging and interesting, and the settings are illustrated so that the reader feels a real sense of place. I sometimes feel that Cormac Reilly, however, could do with just a touch more humanism, as s he seems too good to be true.

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