Reading between the Wines - Improbables book

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TheImprobableGirl Thu 05-May-16 22:32:03

I didn't necessarily LOVE this book, the genre isn't usually my scene- but liked the rhythm and writing. I didn't realise I'd read other works by this author until much after I had read it- and I think knowing that they had written previous page turning books would have made my expectations higher

Hadmeathello Sat 07-May-16 20:30:58

So, it turns out I've already read this book. I am a fan of the genre in general and really enjoyed this one. For me, it was more about the characters than the plot. I think that's one of the things this author does best.

luckiestgirl Wed 29-Jun-16 10:34:53

I am SO glad I didn't realise who the author was before I read this- I would have been very cynical all the way through.

I actually really enjoyed it.

It felt like quite easy reading- it didn't really go too far into any deep emotions which is where I think it fell down. I like a book to explore subtle emotions and this had a good twisty plot but not so much emotion. But that's probably just my genre preference!

I also wish with a detective genre that we could be given a few more details so we had more of a chance of guessing the clues ourself, because some came a bit out of nowhere I thought.

However that also added to my enjoyment. It was an enjoyable twisty turny book and I liked the two main characters. I could definitely read more of them.

KeithLeMonde Sun 18-Sep-16 17:27:47

I've read the sequel to this book but hadn't read this one.

Without giving too much away, the author has written some very popular books in a different genre, which I have always been a bit sniffy about TBH. I was surprised therefore by how much I enjoyed this one.

The writing style wasn't subtle (a few too many adjectives, a few too many long-words-where-short-ones-would-do) but it was very readable. It was one of those books which you feel like you can happily snuggle up in bed with, and read for hours. The characters were well-drawn, it was interestingly plotted, and I loved the London setting.

Agree with Luckiest that the plot conclusion did seem to come out of nowhere, and I still don't understand some of the things that happened (probably need to go back and re-read and see what I missed). There wasn't that nice "Aha!" feeling that you can get at the end of a really good detective story where you realise that the clues were in front of you all the time.

So the ending was a little disappointing but I really enjoyed the rest of the book. Would happily take a future sequel (guessing there will be more) on holiday - or it would be a perfect book to read when laid up with the flu smile

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