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The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick
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Dec 05, 10

bookshelves: fiction-and-literature, mysteries
Read in December, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I was somewhat disappointed by the ending. I know what he was trying to do and yet I feel like it hit too much coincidence for how the characters responded. That disappointed me and rather than feeling like the writer was clever, I felt jerked around and also oddly disappointed by it all. Not as good as his first.

I lived overseas for many years so I didn't find the English references confusing. If you read British Fiction on a regular basis, this shouldn't confuse you. Otherwise it's not the references that are odd, it's the style and he's not Henry James.
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