Ilian I I من عند Örenşar Köyü, 29650 Örenşar Köyü/Köse/Gümüshane, تركيا
I gave up on this series after this book. Just wasn't interested in continuing.
I enjoyed this book and was surprised how it kept me wanting to read. However, I did wish that there was a little more of an ending to some of the issues. Perhaps Ree with continue writing her autobiography and pick up where this book leaves off, but I was left wondering what happens next.
This book has been staring me down since I got it for Christmas... a year and half ago. (I like books I can put in my purse and it was a big hardcover, if you must know.) I wondered why it was picked as the city-wide read for San Diego, and why it got so many accolades, so I dove into it last week. For about a week I have been finding any moment I could to read read read. One night I found myself up til 2am with it, for which I'll give partial credit to the the book (the other half goes to mango black tea- thank you Susie!) The story is interesting, but unfortunately, I found it got just too tricky at the end. No spoilers, but if the end had come 3/4 way through I would have given it 4 stars. It eked out 3 because of this. At some points I felt the author was trying too hard, and my other qualm was that I never, um, figured out what era it took place in?! There were no chronological hints. As in, at all. First there would be a carriage house, but then there would be a hospital with an emergency room. Confusing. But a fun read, and a page-turner, and a reminder of why I like mystery novels.
This is an amazing book!! Jeffrey Archer has yet to disappoint me, I believe history should be rewritten! I love this book!