Review: Last Friends – Jane Gardam.

lastThis is another week where the reading time is snatched and time I can dedicate to reviews suffers.

I felt there was a bit of wit about the book, but it just didn’t really grab me. The characters were okay, but I’m 99.9% sure this is the fault of coming in at the third act. I think a lack of connection comes from not being versed with the backstory of the last two books. I can still get into books when I start at the end of a series, etc, but here I couldn’t.

I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt on being heavily built on the two books before it. Would definitely consider starting from book one, since I have heard it’s worth it, once my project is done and I have the time. So, as a stand alone, I’m not convinced, but it’s definitely enough to make me restart the series.

tl;dr Double check things being in a series!

[★★★]
Pub: 6th Mar 2014 | Little Brown Book Group UK

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