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message 1: by Nearly (new)

Nearly Fantastic review. As much as I like her, based on your review, I'm skipping this one. Four story lines is two too many :)


message 2: by Steve (new)

Steve I think your review measures my reaction to the book perfectly. I can see why people love the Gamache novels ... But the way the A, B,C .. plots were metered out grated on my nerves like a root canal.


message 3: by Jacque (new)

Jacque While the 4 plot lines were a bit much, they actually held my attention, were reasonably worked into the point of the story to the point of being less grating to me than the numerous over-the-top implausible situations of the 4th book.


message 4: by Stefani (new)

Stefani Daniels I read 3 story lines and I thought Penny skillfully wove them together using literary license unfamiliar to diehard crime fans. I thought this book (#6 in the series) should be read immediately subsequent to #5 to gain a broader appreciation of the strength and foibles of the characters. I thought it was the best Penny I've read and highly recommend it.


message 5: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Iden Stefani wrote: "I read 3 story lines and I thought Penny skillfully wove them together using literary license unfamiliar to diehard crime fans."

Dullards that we are, diehard crime fans are still quite familiar with literary license which, in any case, is simply code for playing fast and loose with plot. The book would've been more skillfully written had it been leaner and more coherent. Characters with strengths and foibles don't change that, nor do previous books in a series.


message 6: by Natalie (new)

Natalie I struggled with the constant POV changes in a scene. Honestly, I only got to page 40.


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I had the same reaction as you did- my review mentioned 3 plot lines but I forgot the missing Champlain part which makes 4.


message 8: by Mary Ellen (new)

Mary Ellen Great review. Thanks for standing up for us dullard diehard mystery fans! :)


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