Katherine Rowland's Reviews > The Cask
For a book that revolves around love and revenge, this is curiously colorless, mostly leaning toward being a police procedural. I knocked off a star for the sheer tedium; some ground is covered so often that the narrative feels threadbare. The author relies for mystification mostly on complex timetables and alibis, which are rehashed multiple times. Even so, the book had possibilities and wasn't unreadable, and the pace picked up about midway through the book. I will probably read another by this author, just to see whether he improves.
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