Book reviews

The Blue Pool by Siobhan MacDonald

The Blue PoolThe Blue Pool by Siobhan MacDonald
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I’m afraid I struggled with this book. The premise sounded right up my street, but unfortunately I found the first half to three quarters boring. Nothing seemed to happen, I didn’t warm to any of the characters and none of them was particularly interesting. Nor did any of them have a unique voice and I found it difficult to remember whose narrative I was reading in each chapter. The style and plotting was muddled and clunky, with lots of repeated words and phrases, recapping of the plot and stilted or mundane dialogue.

The story gathered a bit more pace at the end and the reveal was quite surprising, but also quite out of the blue, and lead to further revelations which rapidly became ridiculous. I can see I’m in the minority and I’m sorry this book was not for me but thank you to NetGalley and Canelo for the opportunity to read the ARC of The Blue Pool.

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