I read to escape and to learn. I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories.
This is the second of this author’s books I’ve read and her writing has made me a fan. I found her first book Sacrifice equally compelling and readable.
This well paced thriller, set in small English village introduces us to a young, reclusive, veterinary surgeon who has been deeply scarred by an event from her childhood. A number of strange occurrences involving snakes draw Clara into investigating the mysteries with interesting results.
I was impressed with the number of facts about snakes the author managed to incorporate into the narrative without boring me. I love animals and appreciated the character’s compassion for these often misunderstood creatures.
If you enjoy a good mystery and love animals then this is a great book to spend a weekend with.
October 21, 2011