Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Red House by Emily Winslow

A special thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Like the other novels in the series, this one is told from various points of view in first person narrative.  Again Winslow falls down with this format, there are too many points of view and she would be so much more effective if she would just stick with her detective team—there is the potential to have great chemistry and it would be an interesting juxtaposition.  While this book has less supporting characters, the multiple points of view stall the plot at times.    

I was intrigued to read Winslow's books because they are marketed for fans of Kate Atkinson and Donna Tartt.  I don't think anyone should have their work compared against Tartt, I feel that she is in a league all her own.  That being said, I would definitely check out other books in the series because I think Winslow has the capacity to be a great writer.  This book was marginally better than The Start of Everything.    

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