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Friday, 29 August 2014

Stone and Silt by Harvey Chute

Stone and SiltStone and Silt by Harvey Chute
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was a bit slow to get into for me. I almost gave up. I don't like saying this as it's not something that comes easily for me to say.

The narration and background build up had me yawning in places and I had to make myself stay with it as I promised a review. I got to chapter 10 and it picked up more so I was able to keep going.

Normally I quite like YA books, some take me back to my youth.

There was plenty of historical information in there, but I found it lacking body, pitch, power and pace for me IMHO. I needed it to be more engrossing and the crime broadened out more, it lacked a certain 'something'.

I found the young girl to be spunky and feisty, and the drama kept me interested enough to finish it.

I would like to thank Red Adept Publishing for allowing me to read and give an honest review of my thoughts.

[None of this reflects upon the author...not everyone can like everything so please forgive me]

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Sue -- I appreciate you taking the time to read my book, and for posting your thoughtful review about it. Much appreciated, and thanks for being part of the "Young at Heart" tour..!