Gemma and Kincaid didn't show up until the middle of the novel and so for me it was rather slow moving and a bit disappointing with the plot revolving around the mystical events and the automatic writing. As well the 12 main characters who are all inter-connected made the plot hard to follow at times. There were indeed lots of suspects, good plot twists but a slightly contrived ending. I did enjoy the character development of Gemma.
I really got into this book. it kept me on the edge I thought I had it figured out but the author was ahead of me. I like it that gemma and kincaid have normal lives and problems
Another good entry in this series. As with her last book, there's a travel brochure aspect. Crombie vists England to explore the settings for each novel and it shows. I enjoy that especially as this one takes place in Glastonbury. I read another novel within the year that took place there but during the 1100s. I would not say anything really BIG happens in any of these novels but I enjoy the characters so much. There is a big development in the relationship between Gemma and Duncan in this installment.
VERY disappointing - I've enjoyed her later books about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James - but this one is ridiculous. Besides the requirement to accept automatic writing, communication from an 800-year old monk, and "Old Gods" mystical stuff, the plot and dialogue are cliche-ridden. I was hard pressed to finish it, though I did because I did not have another book along to read.
A bit on the mystical side, but very well done. Good protagonists, well plotted, well written.
(I can see why it made it on a list of "do you like the da vinci code, then you might like...")
There are too many places and people involved. I quit reading the book before anything BIG happened. There is a lot of build up but I got tired of waiting. I do not recommend it. Disappointing from Deborah Crombie.
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