My project to actually get on this year and read my books has been continuing well. I have now read the first of my books selected for the second half of the year, although I am behind as I should have really finished this last month, but ho hum, better late than never and all that!
This was not the sort of book that I "normally" although I think that I have clearly established that I have not been a regular reader for some time now so that is perhaps an incorrect thing to say. What I suppose I mean is that it isn't a book that I would have purchased myself to read. It was in one of the piles of books given to me.
According to the blurb on the back of the book Dancing in the Dark won Romantic Novel of the Year. It was published in 1999 so that was some time ago now! I have no idea what the winner of romantic novel of the year is likely to be now. Fifty shades..... I hope not.
My review, well, the story is told through two characters, Millie and Flo. They know who the other is, but that is really about all. When Flo dies, Millie starts to unravel Flo's life and as we follow through Flo's side of events we see what she discovers too.
The book says that events will reach a shocking conclusion. Well, I wasn't shocked and had pretty much got there myself, far from the end, but that didn't mean that it didn't reach an interesting conclusion once the tale has been told.
It was well written, told a good story and kept me interested and wanting to read. I would recommend it, but only to adults as although the story isn't overly shocking, particularly violent or intimate in any way, it might be to a teen and you would need to judge that for yourself. I guess that as an older teen I would have read a book like this myself.
So overall, good read, if you come across a copy settle down with a cuppa - or as Flo would prefer a glass of sherry - and enjoy!
I am now going to start my next book, which is another Agatha Christie. It is thinner than this book, so hopefully will allow me to catch up a bit on my self imposed reading schedule. Although I have stopped doing sudoku puzzles before bed I have taken to trying to do crosswords so I need to put those aside also and concentrate on the reading!! Especially as in the last week I have bought another book and received another five! So reading one a month isn't really reducing the pile much is it....
You can read my other reviews from earlier in the year by clicking the pictures of the books in the sidebar on the right of this page.