Book, Crime, Mystery

Not Feeling the Love

This is my current book, which I’m not really enjoying. I’m over a quarter of the way through and yet should be ‘in it’ by now. I’m not.

It is book one of six, all set in Yorkshire as a team of detectives investigate murders.

I saw book six recently advertised on Facebook, and it reminded me that I wanted to read them. It was my brother in law who recommended them as one is set where he lives. Besides, he know I enjoy a good murder mystery.

Except, with this, I’m not.

It’s well written with good descriptions of Yorkshire, and all the covers are attractive.

I feel there are too many points of view. It’s hard to connect with one of them. We jump into everyone’s head and thoughts. It isn’t confusing and the writing and intrigue is all there. It is just that it’s not something that appeals to me, or that I feel I can get on with. You might, and it has over 8k reviews so plenty of others love it too.

I want to be able to finish it because then I can be an authority and give a full review. But I’m struggling. Watch this space.

This is what I posted on my Instagram account, or rather a shortened version. However, I’ve since decided not to continue, and as a result I feel fickle. But I don’t know the author, no one has asked me to read it, as such, so it’s just my decision. So why do I feel disappointed?

If you want to join me, click on the image


A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London.

The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

Oldroyd and his team try to uncover the truth, but every answer unearths a new set of questions. And as secrets and lies are exposed within the close-knit community, the mystery becomes deeper, darker and more complex than the caves below.

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