2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.
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Book Review: Let Her Lie by Bryan Reardon

Okay this one was, well, weird…

I really liked the first half or so – the pacing was spot on, the characterization and plot roll out were complex and intriguing, and the mysteries and secrets were thick on the ground in a way that held promise. It was interesting to see the evolution, devolution, and reemergence of Theo as a character as he began to come back into his own with the new film. (I always find it fascinating to see hubris get punished – I’m a fan of Greek myths from way back.)

Unfortunately this one ultimately felt like it was trying too hard to force clever complexities onto the story, and that’s where it started to lose me. As things started moving into the revolution phase, that’s where it lost it’s way a bit. The rationales and resolutions felt meandering and overly complicated. The suspension of disbelief is one thing, but sometimes you get pushed a little too far on that… That happened here for me. The writing was easy-going enough that I could stay with the story, but it lost some of its immediacy at that point and as a result only netted out at three stars for me.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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