BOOKS Can't Let Go by Jane Hill – cafe1919.org
It started well I felt instantly ttracted to this book Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 as it seemed to tease me into this being my ideal page turner Howevernd it s only The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) a minor however it just seemed to drag there were some exciting bitsnd other bits where I couldn t wait to finish the book so I could move on to my next read That sounds Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 a tad harshnd I don t mean it to sound that way But you know it wasn t the best It wasn t the worse either not by long shot I m just not that enamoured with Jane Hill to rush out nd read Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child anything else she s donet this point This had been sitting on my TBR pile for The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 a good while From start to finish it had me gripped Love the style of writing plus it wasn t too gory Kept me guessingnd I liked the punchy way it progressed with good chapter endings making you desparate for the next one Perfect for this time of year too given its Fringe nd Edinburgh based in parts plus its made me want to visit San Francisco though dou. I'm watching you I know everywhere you go When Beth Stephens opens the first mysterious note she is terrified Someone out there someone who seems to be stalking her every footstep has prised open the terrible secret she's been hiding for
Bt I ever will A tale of unreuited love with poet nd Stalking I dored it nd want to read her other books now if I can find them Beth killed someone when she was 18 nd got way with it Sounds interesting right Wrong This was 300 pages of pointless blah blah blah nd 100 pages of mediocre plot There was one somewhat surprising twist t the very very end of the book literally on the last page but ll it did was make me dislike Beth even Which I guess is I Was Anastasia a feat innd of itself Choice of the Cat as Ilready thought she was Three Cups of Deceit an insufferable pill butll the same probably not what the Sparrow Road author was hoping for This is what I get for picking up random bookst the library just because I like their covers Beth Stephens kills River Carillo A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and getsway with it that s not spoilerbtw the writer tell us that in the first few lines nd continues to tell us d nauseum throughout the book Sounds bad rightWell not so bad because Jane Hill can write Not brill. Ver decade And he is threatening to exact revengeAll these years Beth has carefully built her life on Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World a lie kept to herself been wary of close relationshipsnd protective of her privacy And now just when she finally thinks herself safe.
Iantly but certainly competently she trudges her way through The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors an engaging if somewhat dreary storynd to her credit manages to Yoga: The Art of Adjusting amuse the reader enough to make it worthwhile use of your spare time It s thriller without too many thrills nd it s psychological lite Some people will like this The Neural Basis of Free Will and Hill s effective if repetitive style Peoplend people nd people is that sentence Hill gets way with it sort of will bear you to the finish line And readers reaching the finish line in debut novel is n chievement reaching it delightedly is Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, a master stroke which Hill does not pull off So this book would get 3 stars who knows even four if it hadn t been for the cardinal sin the writer committedt the end Jane Hill you cheated the reader Past Destinies and for that this book loses star in the last few pagesYou cannot cheat the reader Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and getway with it remember that If Wishes Were Horses and you will write very good book someday because it is evident that you coul. Her days filled with new friendships boyfriend nd steady job s teacher everything starts to unravel Suddenly she can trust no one seeing danger everywhere nd she realises that she has to find the stalker before he closes in on her.