15 Oct
Mira Books 2007 451 pages hardcover Suspense fiction

Mira Books 2007
451 pages hardcover
Suspense fiction

Not pleased with this reading experience, and quite frankly, I’m somewhat miffed by the four and five star reviews this book’s gotten. But then what do I know, I didn’t like Twilight either.

The concept, whilst a well thought-out one, falters in execution. There’s this guy see, a modern day New York kinda-guy. A photo-journalist who’s invited to view a archeological ‘dig’ in Rome. Only hitch is the line between ‘modern day’ and, oh say the ‘fourth century’, becomes convoluted when this same New York kinda-guy walks right into one of his very own past lives, down in the modern-day dig; witnesses the murder of his brother in that fourth-century life, at the same time within the same ‘modern day’ cave, another murder is taking place. Whew (technically correct, however, I like it spelled phew much better)! Anyway, pepper-in forbidden love, throw religion into the mix, and the whole rest of the book is pretty much spent running-away from or toward.

I get what the author was trying to do, trying being the operative word, however, it seems she wrote herself into a dark cauldron filled with many minor characters, then used unnecessary verbiage to stir it up into a circling frenzy that only a dog could understand.

In my own opinion, of course.


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