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unpleasant characters. Erotica posing as psychological mystery
January 8, 2019
I ended 2018 with a book I found very unpleasant and irritating. My apologies to those who loved this novel, but it just wasn’t for me. I usually enjoy domestic psychological thrillers, but need to have one likeable character with which to empathize. I found all three main characters despicable. An attempt here to combine erotica with a thriller detracted from any buildup of mystery and suspense for me. The many sex scenes were quite explicit, and perhaps I am becoming prudish, but I wanted more a more creepy factor. This certainly existed but kept being pushed into the background by both women’s lust for Jeremy. There was a good plot somewhere here, but sad to say I felt all these hateful people deserved one another. The ending seemed forced and implausible.