Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Whipping Club by Deborah Henry

 I gratefully received a copy of this novel from Net Galley and T.S Poetry Press in exchange for an honest review.

In this novel we meet Ben and Marian, a married couple living with their daughter Johanna. Marian had years before given up a son, Adrian, born out of wedlock. She had hoped for a good life for her son, but finds out that he has lived his life in an institution. She sets out to unleash old secrets and find a way to bring her son home.

This insomniac's opinion:

I truly hate to write a negative review. Sigh. But, this novel was tedious. It was incredibly slow moving and nearly every character was unlikeable and selfish. If I had purchased this novel or gotten a library copy, I would not have finished it. Now, the writing was fine and I have no desire to burn it in a sacrificial fire. So....it could have been worse.

Worth staying up all night to read?


Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. I surely didn't like it, but others might.

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