Picked up this book as I am on a bit of a mystery and historical fiction streak. This series was recommended by fellow mystery/thriller fans so I was keen to check it out.
My review is very short as actually… nothing much quite happens in this first instalment. I found the setup, the mystery and the whole plot quite slow. The reveal wasn’t very interesting either. So I’m hoping the second installment will be a lot more interesting!
- Strong writing and strong characters. The main character Ian Rutledge is an incredibly complex and interesting man and I’m interested in what else the author has in store for him in later books
What didn’t work:
- The mystery was very slow to build up, which was why I gave it a 3.5 rating. Everything happens in the last chapter and leading up to it, he continuously interviews the same characters repeatedly, but the plot doesn’t really move along. The characters either don’t reveal what is on their minds or they just go over the same pieces of information repeatedly
- I found myself confused at some parts of the story. There were different characters being introduced and