Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Book Review: White Bones by Graham Masterton

I'm so disappointed with myself with the lack of reading I've done lately and I don't really have an excuse except that I just kind of forgot! I forgot I had loads of books to read and then when I was sat bored or something, it didn't even cross my mind to pick up a book and I really want to change that in the next coming months because I forgot just how much I actually love reading.

You guys might have seen this book in my Christmas book haul You guys might have seen this book in my Christmas book haul, yes I've had it that long! But, I finally got round to reading it and I thought I'd do a quick review. This book is set in Ireland and so can be a little hard to follow if you're not all too familiar with Irish culture, but there is a helpful glossary at the back that helps with slang.

I found this book so easy to read and it flows nicely and I finished it in around about a day. I did find that there was so much going on, though, it wasn't just a crime novel where there's a murder and the detective solves it. No, there was a murder and then gang problems and then problems with her husband and other stuff, it was a lot going on and I do feel like that took away from the main plotline slightly and made the story feel a bit forced and that the author needed more to fill the book up.

One thing I would say about this book is that it is not for the faint-hearted. Now, I love horror and gore, but this goes into graphic detail about some pretty gross murders and if you are squeamish, you won't like it. I thought it was quite refreshing, maybe not the right choice of words? No, but I do feel like it helped you immerse yourself into the actual crime that the story was based around and I know some people feel it isn't appropriate, but I didn't mind.

I did find the end of this predictable and while it didn't feel rushed, I do feel like it was one of those where the author had a story but didn't have a killer so he just picked a character from the book and made them the murderer. There was a plot twist that I didn't expect, but I kind of thought it was unnecessary. While this wasn't my favourite crime novel that I have read I did enjoy it and I do think the author makes it an easy and interesting read, but it is very far-fetched and a bit predictable in places. I'd give this a 3.5/5, not great but not terrible and I would recommend it.

You can get it here for £7.99 or the Kindle version for 95p!!

Til' next time! XOXO


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