This was the first book I have read by author Nicci French, (which for the record I found out later is actually a husband and wife team writing under one pen name), and it will probably be the last.
Sometimes publishers randomly send me things they think I would like to review. Sometimes I look at the book and wonder what the hell they were thinking, but that is beside the point.
Losing You has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while. I am definitely a fan of a good psychological thriller when I am in the right mood, but in this case the mood was there, the good thriller was not.
The tagline promises heart-pounding from the first page. Having finished the book I did look on Amazon, and there are actually a surprisingly large amount of positive editorial reviews, all praising this thrilling adventure. I seriously have to wonder if I was reading the same book.
The story is slow, even allowing for scene-setting (which I understand as this is set in a little island off the English coastline), but once the drama starts, it just seems to flail about, never really allowing the reader to get a good grasp on what's supposed to be happening.
If that wasn't bad enough, even pushing this away from a thriller, and out into fantasy land, I fail to see how this could work. For me 90% of the choices made, both writing and story were not good. Annoyingly I did care enough to want to know Charlie's fate, but some of that could be because by the halfway point I knew this review was going to be on the unfavorable side and this would either help redeem it, or, as what actually happened, just let it sink entirely.
I don't know if anyone has read any of "Nicci French's" other works? But this was a big no from me and a sad 1 1/2 stars.
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