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The Plot was Good, Characters not Developed
on June 9, 2011
I had a hard time getting into this book. The characters weren't developed very well, and there were several mistakes (grammar, referring to the wrong person/name) that made the read a little harder than it should have been. Without giving too much away, it was fairly obvious who the killer was about half-way through, but there is very little indication why the killer became one. The cause of the ritual wasn't really explained; I've read enough to understand what the author was going for - but I wanted to hear the killer tell the story. There was a lot of attention paid to how the widow was dealing with her husband's death, but it seemed hollow. I found myself not liking her. More than once during the course of reading this book I didn't want to finish it. It drags in areas. After I completed the book, I found no real reason for some of the situations, maybe to distract the reader? The concept was really, really good - and had more attention been paid to the killer (background, how life unfolded) it would have been much better. There was some wonderfully suspenseful writing, I will try this author again but I wouldn't recommend this book.