Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: Rules of Murder

Nothing against author Julianna Deering - but I just couldn't get into her book "Rules of Murder," a mystery supposedly written with the feel of an Agatha Christy novel (which I haven't read) about a series of murders revolving around a business and its young upcoming leader, whom also happens to find the love of his life and decide she's right for him in just 11 days. Unfortunately, for me, the pace of the book was not nearly as quick as the romantic relationship it tells of, and I did not enjoy it as much until the last 100 of 330 pages or so. The story was written well, it just seemed slow going for me. It took a few chapters for the action to start, and once that started the clues didn't unravel quick enough. I ended up reading ahead to find out who did it, and then I began to wonder how all these clues would lead to that end, an ending that wasn't explained thoroughly enough for me. As enjoyable as the characters were, their stories just didn't interest me all that much. I'm sure readers of classic mysteries will enjoy this book, but I, who do enjoy a good thriller or mystery book, just couldn't entirely enjoy it enough to come back for a future Drew Farthering mystery.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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