These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Monday, 5 September 2016
Review: The Missing Hours
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Missing Hours was my first Emma Kavanagh read, and I’m not entirely sure what I think. For me, it was a case of up and down. I never really got into the story as much as I’d hoped to, yet at the same time I found it to be a decent read.
The story is made up of two mysteries: a missing person who returns quickly and a murder. From the get-go it is obvious that the two crimes are related in some way, yet you are not sure how. Whilst I love interconnected crimes, I prefer it when it is less obvious that one event is so directly related to another. It meant I was constantly looking for the how, when I prefer the sudden heart stopping moment of a revelation.
Despite the obvious link between the two, it was fun to see how the crime unfolded. Following two police officers, the focus flickers from the one mystery to the other. Between these chapters, we’re also given information pertaining to the lives of some of the characters, seeing aspects of their job, leaving us with more questions about what was going on.
Whilst it was a lot of fun to watch these things come together, I found it exceptionally difficult to get into. I’m not entirely sure why this was, but it took me much longer to reach the point of enjoyment than it usually does. Partly, I think this is because of the speed. For me, things were rather slow. Moreover, whilst there was a mystery to uncover there wasn’t much by the way of action. Things happened, but nothing stopped the heart.
Overall, it was an okay read yet I wasn’t crazy about it.
As a final note, I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this.
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