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The Romance Reader

I like to read a little bit of everything, but my main focus is romance, especially romantic suspense and historical romance.

Currently reading

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Seth Grahame-Smith
Alethea Kontis
Progress: 18 %
All Fall Down - Erica Spindler A couple of months back, I rearranged my bookshelf because i was getting some new bedroom furniture and had to move the bookshelf to make room. While I was going through my books I found two Erica Spindler books that appeared to be untouched, and after looking at both books I realized that I hadn't read them. I decided that I would try All Fall Down first because it sounded like a much more taut read than the other book.

At 496 pages, All Fall Down is a rather hefty book, so I was more than a little surprised to find that almost half way through the book the plot was nowhere to be found. The back cover copy talks about the supposed accidental deaths of men, abusers that got off. Almost immediately, I knew something was off because the book starts at the murder scene of a WOMAN. I thought I was losing my mind or that somehow the back copy was wrong, so I kept reading. I got to chapter 16 before I finally had enough. I don't know if Ms. Spindler thought that it would be a good idea to have a majority of the book act as prologue to the rest of the book, but personally, I like a short prologue before the body of the book. Maybe that's just me.