Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: Blue Monday

Blue Monday Blue Monday by Nicci French
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As the family (my mother, my sister and my nice) are reading this in German translation and are all quite fond of the series, I tried it in english.
Not a book for me, ok-ish, and as I have another book by Nicci French, Secret Smile (already bought), I will look into that, but probably not read more by her.
If you are into lots of inner musings by the MC, this might be the book for you, Frida Klein is a rather interesting character and I like her style of living.
The book takes place in the UK (London again, big yawn), with a lot of walking by foot taking place and a few rather good descriptions of places, but somehow that did not grip me as it did in other books taking place in the UK. Also, due to the timeframe (no smartphones) and the MC not even owning a mobile phone, not a lot of technology.
The crime-story is not very suspenseful and the investigation takes too long.

So, 2 nice unexpected twists near the end could not save this for me, barely 3 stars for a first in a series I will not recommend and most probably not visit again.

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