I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Sara Blaedel
Released: February 6th 2018
Series: Ilka #1
Published by Grand Central
“…was incredibly boring…”
~ Under the Covers
When I first saw this book it really caught my attention. The cover, the blurb, and trying out a new thriller author. And I’ll admit that the cover quote gave me really high expectations as well. So I went into this book excited for something new and … ended up quickly disappointed.
THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER is somewhat of a mystery at best, I don’t think I could call this a thriller by any means. And even as a mystery it manages to present situations that would otherwise keep me interested in a way that was incredibly boring. That’s the one word I could use to summarize this book. Page after page that dragged and was a chore to read. Everything is just very much everyday stuff and you have to wait until you get a morsel of something interesting somewhere in between.
Aside from that issue I had with the story, there’s the heroine. It was interesting that even with the dull storyline and not much happening I still managed to not like our main character, Ilka. She is not a young and immature woman, she’s a forty year old widow who just found out the father that abandoned her and her mother when she was a kid has died and has to travel to the US from Denmark. I wasn’t prepared for some of her decisions throughout this book. Especially when it came to sex and her own business back home. To me she acted like that immature woman and I honestly couldn’t get to like her.
While this book ends without a resolution to the story, I don’t think I’m interested enough in reading the next one to find out how everything turns out. Maybe if there had been a little more “thrills” and “danger” I could’ve been tempted.
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