Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Penhale Wood

Penhale Wood Penhale Wood by Julia Thomas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A year before the book starts, little Sophie Flynn was abducted by her nanny and found murdered in Penhale Wood.
Her parents and sisters then moved to Australia and DCI Rob McIntyre, who was in charge of the case, hasn't had any new leads. The nanny was never found and the case has gone cold.
A year after, two days before Christmas, her mother lands on McIntyre's doorstep and demands the case be opened again.

So far, so good. But the problem is that after a year of nothing happening, everything starts going so fast it's kind of unbelievable. Once Iris Flynn is back in the UK, the case is hot again: suspects appear, things get sorted out and the case is finally solved.

Regarding the characters, Iris Flynn is very interesting and well described. McIntyre is kind of washed out. The rest are either uninteresting or plain unlikeable, such as Alison (McIntyre's ex and Madeline Roy).

On the plus side, Miss Thomas can certainly write and I did enjoy reading the book, even if it was so far fetched.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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