This week I finished reading a twisty thriller called Never Tell, by Claire Seeber. Here is my review, originally posted on Goodreads.com.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I thought the plot was cleverly weaved together and twisty, but I felt that the loose ends were too conveniently tied up, and some of the suspense went on for way too long, which was so frustrating that I found my foot was tapping with anxiety – as I just wanted to get through the pages and finish the book. I enjoy a plot that alternates problems and solutions, but this book just dragged on with the same problem throughout. On a more positive note, I enjoyed Claire’s writing, and I think she is very strong with regards to dialogue. I loved how she captured the nature of child speech! I also enjoyed the past storyline – the university years – the young Rose and Dalziel are great characters. A good, but often frustrating read, and I lots learned from a writing perspective.