Far From True by Linwood Barclay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of Far From True by [Linwood Barclay] from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I read the Amazon Kindle e-book version.
I love the cover, the title and the premise of the story.
Many books in a series are stand alone. That is not a prerequisite, but it is a skill that I appreciate in a writer. I did not read the #1 Book of the Promise Falls series, and that maybe the problem.
The writing is good. I felt like I was circling my friend's neighborhood with my GPS on the blink. It was not until the barbecue was halfway through before I found the address.
When I have to work hard to follow a story line or subplot it is a turnoff for me.
The characters are all well developed. The background and settings are strong. I kept going back to see what I missed.
Book two does not stand alone until about halfway through. Usually I do not stay that long with a book that I cannot connect with. But Far From True has excellent pieces that kept me interested.
My conclusion is that #1 & #2 were one book, and the author made them into two books because of length.
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