Friday, July 15, 2016

Review: Under the Harrow

Under the Harrow Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Talk: Nora is excited to spend the weekend with her sister Rachel and to do the things they always do together: drinking, eating out, and hooking up with guys. Except when Nora's train pulls into the station, Rachel isn't there. Nora walks into Rachel's apartment to find that she (and her dog) have been brutally murdered. She must now unravel the mystery of her sister's death, and in so doing, uncovers secret parts of Rachel's life.

My Thoughts: One of the reviewers on the book cover compared this novel to Broadchurch. As a huge fan of the BBC show, I was immediately hooked. Unfortunately, this was a far cry from the amazingness that is Broadchurch. Yes, it happens in Great Britain. Yes, there is a murder that has to be solved. That's where the comparison ends. I just could not follow this story line, there were too many characters. And because I was reading a paper book and not on my Kindle, I couldn't stop and look up all of the British references that don't make sense to my American mind. I felt lost throughout the story, and was just really disappointed by the ending.

My Recommendation: 2.5/5 stars, Grades 10+ (brief adult situation, language)


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