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.
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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