Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Review: Tarryn Fisher's "Mud Vein."

Review: Tarryn Fisher's "Mud Vein."

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When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

Review: Kirsty Lander

I think I'll keep this one short and sweet. 

I can't fault Tarryn's writing at all - In every book of hers that I have read, it's been flawless. Mud Vein was no different. I just didn't like the story. Or necessarily 'get it'. 

I have seen reviews over and over where people have said how this story spoke to them on such a deep level and how the ending in particular had them a blubbering mess (I've seen the selfies posted on FB!) but I just did not get it. 

I don't have a problem with dark/kidnap books (The Dark Duet is one of my favourite series), I really enjoy them, and I guess I kind of expected that sort of book here, but that wasn't even in the case. It is so hard to put this story in to any kind of genre.. a psychological romantic drama? I have no clue. I just know that it didn't really work for me and I wanted.. more. Especially from the ending. I felt like the ending end just a massive anticlimax. In fact, I felt like as a whole, the entire book was pretty anticlimactic. The whole time I was reading, I was waiting for the 'big reveal', I wanted to know who the kidnapper was, but when it was finally revealed I just felt let down and really as if it didn't even make sense. 

I think this is a case of it's me, not the book, because nearly everybody else on my friends list has loved it. It just didn't work for me so much. 
I rated "Mud Vein" 3 Hearts

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