The Villa

by Rachel Hawkins

Rating: 4 out of 5.
I just finished reading the book "The Villa", by Rachel Hawkins.  Thanks to St Martins Press and NetGalley for an advanced copy in return for an honest review.  Rachel Hawkins is an excellent writer who has a very steady and well paced writing style.  This book is what people call a slow-burn.  No real big moments or reveals, but steady progress towards a resolution.
The story is two fold: surrounding an event that occured in an Italian Villa decades ago, which involved a murder and a mystery.  Fast forward four decades, and two writer who are also best friends go to the same villa to finish their own books, and one of the writer stumbles upon the murder mystery and decides to delve further into it...while trying to finish the book she is currently writing.
There are many characters in this book which the author brings to life quite vividly.  She does an excellent job of breathing personality and urgency into all the characters in the book.  I enjoyed both parts of the book:  the past and the present.
This story is definately worth reading because it is well written and has consistent action.  Even though there are not big moments is has enough action and mystery to entertain the reader, whomever they are.
Happy Reading Everyone!
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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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