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Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake Series #5)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2011

    Plot Keeps Twisting

    I have read the previous 4 Matthew Shardlake books and still didn't see most of the twists coming. There is a lot of attention to detail, which sometimes seems overdone, but I think the author paints a very clear picture of what is transpiring. You can almost place yourself in the novel and smell as well as see and hear what the characters are going through. Whether or not a true historian would be ok with the story, I don't know, but it seemed reasonable to me. I would, however, strongly recommend reading the others in the series in order before reading this one as I think it helps you understand the relationship between Matthew and Guy and Jack and Leacon better.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    I love this series but I feel he relied too much on some old formulas to ge the result he was looking for-- and in the end, while I enjoyed the journey, was left a little unfulfilled.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2011

    positive

    This was appealing on many levels, it had a lot of what I look for in an absorbing book that I can think about long afterwards. At times the writing was a little awkward for me but overall I would recommend it. We read it for our bookclub and generlaly people really did enjoy it, and they like all different types of books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    positive

    Overall, and enjoyable read and not at all what I was expecting. He takes his time with the imagery, which can be nice but at times comes across as long-winded. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and this is why I gave it a positive review. I felt they were nicely drawn and made me care about the novel in a way that would have seemed one-dimensional otherwise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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