ARC Review: The Undertaker’s Daughter by Sara Blaedel

Posted February 16, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: The Undertaker’s Daughter by Sara Blaedel
The Undertaker's Daughter
by Sara Blaedel

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 6th 2018
Series: Ilka #1
Published by Grand Central
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
 

“…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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About Sara Blaedel

Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-three countries. She lives in Copenhagen, and was voted Denmark's most popular novelist for the fourth time in 2014. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark's most prestigious literary award.

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Bummer this book didn’t work for you, I’m not a fan of thrillers.

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Darynda

The title alone caught my eye. Sorry it didn’t work for you. Although I’ve never heard of her, she certainly has some stunning credentials. This is a bummer.

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Kathy Valentine

Thank you for your honest review Francesca, Shared on all my socials!

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I’ve been reading quite a few thrillers recently so thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

Amy R
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Amy R

Bummer this book didn’t work for you, I’m not a fan of thrillers.

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Darynda

The title alone caught my eye. Sorry it didn’t work for you. Although I’ve never heard of her, she certainly has some stunning credentials. This is a bummer.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Thank you for your honest review Francesca, Shared on all my socials!

Elizabeth
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I’ve been reading quite a few thrillers recently so thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

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Sorry to hear that

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Timitra

Sorry to hear that