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The Island by Victoria Hislop
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Feb 15, 2010

liked it

I did enjoy this book. However I did not think that it was deserving of 5 stars. Personally I like books with a bit more mystery. Yes, it did have some but the end was not unexpected, I was not shocked. Exactly what I wanted to happen happened. I think that what makes a good book is the ending, when the reader gasps and says 'No way'. Thats what made Rebecca and Jane eyre brilliant and the even more obvious Agatha Christie! All of her books are about the ending, the fact that no matter how hard you think and how much you work out, you will never guess who did it.
But I do see that she wrote crime novels and that if I want crime novels then that is what I should read.However as mentioned, the novel Rebecca does it perfectly, the perfect mix of romance, mystery and murder. But I must make it clear that this is my opion. This book is not my ideal but it is a very well written and an enjoyable book!

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