2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review: Doorway to Murder by Carol Pouliot

I’m a fan of mysteries. I’m a fan of historical fiction. And I’m a fan of time-travel. All three elements are present here, and the result should have been a huge hit with me, but somehow it just wasn’t…

I had a hard time connecting with this one. It felt like there were a lot more lengthy descriptions then the concept needed, especially in the beginning. It made the story read slowly, and made it hard to feel connected to the characters early on in a way that would have carried me through the whole story with more of a sense of urgency and curiosity.

I also found it a little far-fetched that after seeing a strange man in her house over the course of a week, a researcher’s first thought would be time-travel – which her friends would whole-heartedly endorse as a theory. It felt a little contrived. On top of that, the historical mystery just never grabbed my interest either.

As a result I just never really connected with this one and I doubt i will be continuing with the series.

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

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