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The Glass House by Ashley Gardner
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Oct 30, 11

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bookshelves: historic, romance
Read from October 29 to 30, 2011

** spoiler alert ** I don't think some of the things I've written are spoilers, but just in case...

I give it a rather solid 3. The reasons for this are,

The murder this time was (in my mind) easily seen through. When you start killing off suspects it is easy to ascertain who is the guilty party. I was also displeased at bringing in a (really rather weak) villainess to stand against Mr. Denis. If it is someone that he is scared of, then she should be more imposing than she was.

Thirdly the murdered character had such a stupid nickname, that was used more frequently than her real name, which made me want to throw the book across the room when I read it. In addition, the repeated mentions of the previous cases seemed awkward and unneeded. We get that this isn't his first investigation, get on with the story.

Finally, I was really annoyed by all the loose ends and rather quick changes in characters. While I was very happy to learn more about the vast and varied acquaintances of Lacey, I would've liked to have seen their interactions tied up a bit better. When you meet a character, become attached to them through learning their backstory and then only get a mention that they vaguely still exist, it's really quite frustrating. I'm not asking for a happily ever after, just a better idea of where they've ended up.

Maybe my curiosities here will be satisfied in the next book. But I'm unsure if I'll continue this series yet. I will probably continue on since the change of venue should be fresh, but we will see. I'm beginning to see Lacey more as an indecisive emo rather than a restless and wronged military gentleman. It makes him seem like a victim, and he is supposed to be stronger than that.
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