13 April 2012

The Uninvited Guests; Sadie Jones

The Uninvited Guests: A NovelThe Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This was a DNF after I got about a quarter of the way through - the characters of Emerald, Clovis and Charlotte were just not grabbing me. They wanted to be a cross between Bright Young Things (slightly down at the heels), Cold Comfort Farm and something more quotidian, but it didn't quite work. Smudge, on the other hand, had promise, as did their home, Sterne. Perhaps if the writing hadn't tried to be quite so clever and there was more a sense of why these people, why this plot, I could have read more.

ARC provided by publisher.

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