Camila Lackberg - Buried Angels (book to look for)
Big disappointment. I've enjoyed several earlier books, but this one is a real stinker. Clunky writing, or a bad translation. Stereotypical characters, all either vacuous or odious. Really rote sex scenes, like a bad romance novel. What were her agent and editor thinking? I stopped before the halfway point. Ugh.
I've loved her other books. This is an extreme departure and I honestly wasn't pleased about that. It was interesting, but I don't read her books for sex scenes. Hopefully she will return to writing about the local community we've all grown to know and love. :(
I loved Camilla Lackberg's other books, but I had to bail on this one, something I can't remember ever doing to a book before. The main character is odious, and after a bit, it's pretty obvious where the plot is going. Not enough to keep me even a bit interested.
I picked up this book because it appeared on a list of good psychological suspense titles. Wrong. I guess this type of book appeals to some people, but I found it a waste of time. In the first few pages, you get a sense of what the book is about...revenge, and characters with few redeeming qualities. With lots of sex added in. To try to give it substance by describing it as being about women supporting each other...is disingenuous.
Women’s friendship is the theme of this book originally published in Sweden. It opens with the pronouncement that Faye’s ex-husband has killed their daughter. She lived a lavish lifestyle while married. It should have been wonderful, but it wasn’t. She had no personal freedom. She’d been dependent on her husband and he wants a beautiful wife who will obey him. And it is the women who support Faye she makes her transitions through life, because they’ve been there, too.
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