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Would you try another book written by Luke Devenish or narrated by Kate Rawson?
Definitely not. I chose this book because I read a review saying that Luke Devenish writes similar novels to Kate Morton. This novel has the intrigue and the large manor house lifestyle with a mystery spanning many years characteristic of Kate Morton. But it lacks the character and plot depth of a Kate Morton novel. Perhaps this superficiality would not have been so noticeable had the reader read with more depth.
What will your next listen be?
Column of Fire by Ken Follet
How did the narrator detract from the book?
She read the girls' voices in an irritating baby-voice and the rest with a 'fuzziness' which is rather soporific and which heightened the superficiality of the story.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The intrigue of the story kept me listening, although not with intense enjoyment, despite the other irritating features.
The very basic story and performance set my teeth on edge from the first sentence. I couldnt even finish the first chapter. Did I miss something and select a teen novel by mistake?😝