Book Reviews feat. Becky Masterman
What a shitty reading month! Unfortunately, September was another of those months where I only got round to reading one book in four weeks and annoyingly it wasn't even a particularly good one. I feel quite disappointed in myself because it was the last month for a while where I could really enjoy reading for pleasure but what's done is done. I'm not entirely sure what these review posts will look like over the next few months as university will be dictating what I read but I'm sure I'll continue to document my reading regardless. You'll just probably see a lot of different texts to what you usually would so it can only be a good thing, I guess! If you're at school, college or uni, feel free to let me know what's on your TBR for the next few months. Alternatively, let me know what your favourite book you've ever studied was.
rage against the dying by becky masterman (2012)
fiNISHED: 08/O9/14 | ISBN: 1409126935 | PAGES: 400
Remains found. Confession secured. Case closed. Or at least that's what the FBI believe. But Brigid Quinn - a retired agent with a bloody secret of her own - doesn't think so. They've got the wrong man. Which leaves only one question: what would make you confess to a murder you didn't commit?
A lacklustre debut thriller that I'm probably going to forget about. Regrettably.
As a 59 year old retired agent, Brigid Quinn was a really refreshing protagonist to follow. I haven't read many books from the perspective of an older woman so I found it interesting. However, I felt like her character was at times inconsistent. There were a couple of occasions where I found myself thinking 'Brigid wouldn't do that' and I think that really jarred the narrative for me.
The writing was well informed and not bad by any sense of the word but at times the plot felt a little weak and a little too tv-murder-mystery-on-a-Sunday afternoon for my liking. Although, having said that, there was some traumatic content. I think I felt disappointed by this novel because I have other works to compare it to that I really really enjoyed, such as the works of Gillian Flynn. Flynn's thrillers are a lot more engaging and original, in my opinion.
I wouldn't say don't read this book because it wasn't terrible and it was definitely worth the £1 that I paid for it. It's just not something that I'll be shouting from the rooftops about or re-reading.
What have you been reading this month? Anyone else experiencing a bit of a reading slump? Leave your thoughts, recommendations and rants below and everyone can check them out! ♥
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