The Long Way Home
- Louise Penny
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is the worst book in the series so far, both in terms of story and the writing style.
The choppy writing style I noticed towards the later part of the previous book (not sure if it wasn't used earlier or I missed it), continues in this book from the beginning, and even more annoyingly, if that is possible. We have repetitions of the facts. Of the same thing. Again. And Again. And short sentences. Three words. Or two words. Or one.
A large part of the book consisted of everyone viewing Peter's paintings. This is described so many times, that it gets on one's nerves. The chase was okay by me (though not as interesting as a murder mystery), but the entire cause and means and result put together, it was a bit too far fetched. The climax was over-dramatized and yet, predictable.
I have enjoyed the series so far, but given the decline in last few ones, reaching a new low in this, I hope it picks up and I don't have to give up on it soon.