This Love Kills Me by A.B. Whelan

Rating: 3 out of 5.
I just read "This Love Kills Me", by A.B. Whelan.  The story focusses on the death of a beloved woman named Julia the mother of a small child, who is thrown off a boat during a cruise with her husband and his family.  After three years and no answers, the quest for the truth continues with an on-line group who wants justice, a former lawyer, and a mysterious young woman who has led a troubled life of her own and wants to see justice done to the her old friend Julia.

While the premise is promising and some parts of the book were indeed interesting, there was too much that didn't capture my interest.  I did finish the book, because I wanted to know who the killer was, but even that reveal left me dissatisfied.  First of all, the main character was extremely flawed which made her rootable, but she made so many bad decisions in the book, that I became irritated with her.  Second of all, there were alot of subplots which were not satisfactorally answered for me.  If I write about them here, I will give away too much.  Third of all, the final reveal didn't make sense to me, because so much of the book revolved around the husband.
Suffice to say that the ending was not what I hoped it would be.  I was disappointed with the ending and relieved that the book was over so that I could read something else. I actually thought that at the end, Julia would make an appearance and that all along she was alive.  I won't say anymore because then I am giving away the story. I felt the author's writing style was a little young for my taste.  There were parts of the story which made me uncomfortable to read and there were so many sub stories that were introduced but not expanded on.
Thank you to Net Galley for providing me with a free copy.  I wish I enjoyed this novel more, but at the end of the day, it just wasn't my favourite.
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Published by jeanogilvie1968

I am an avid reader and I want to share my love and enthusiasm for books I read. I read both adult books and children's books and I want to share my enthusiasm with you

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