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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    I had read Karen Maitland's previous book, A Company of Liars, a

    I had read Karen Maitland's previous book, A Company of Liars, and while I wasn't wow'ed by it, I thought it was good enough that I picked up The Owl Killers to try.
    I was unimpressed by this book. The style is great if the reader doesn't have the time to sit for long stretches, but that is also a weakness in that the book becomes TOO easy to put down if, like me, the reader finds that they don't like some of the characters doing the narrating. I found myself wanting to reach into the pages and slap a few of the characters just to keep things moving!
    I didn't find the surprise twists to be surprising (who didn't see the identity of the rapist from a mile away?!) and the big reveal at the end was such an anti-climax that I'm still not sure if it was supposed to be the climax of the story at all. For a thriller, it wasn't thrilling, and for historical, it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Life in England in the 1300's was hard and dirty and it rains a lot in East Anglia. No news flashes there!
    I can't really recommend this book. It's not awful, but it's also not really worth the time.

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