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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert


Print Length: 254 pages
Publisher:  Portable Magic Ltd (December 15, 2013)

From Goodreads.com:  A phone call from the dead. Lucid dreaming. A ghost manipulating the London stock exchange. And a truly frightening story of love gone wrong. 

THE MIDNIGHT SIDE is a chilling tale of a seductive woman who, even from the grave, is able to manipulate events to her satisfaction. A haunting story of obsession and revenge, Natasha Mostert’s novel is an intricate psychological thriller with an ending that will leave you breathless.


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 My Rating: 3 stars out of 5
After reading Ms. Mostert's novel Season of the Witch, I had very high hopes for this novel, and in the end, I am feeling somewhat let down. 

Unlike her other novel, I was not immediately engaged by this one, in fact I often found myself putting it down, or reading other books and then coming back and trying this one again. The premise was there, but there was just something off about this book. 

To start with, I didn't really feel the same connection to these characters the way I did in Season of the Witch. There was something immediately "off" about the character of ] Alette, which made me not like her even though she was dead, and to be perfectly honest, not care about her in the slightest.  

Throughout the book, I found myself actively trying to guess what was going to happen next, at which point I became annoyed when I was proven right.

Overall, this will not discourage me from reading more from this author as I know her potential is there, but I would not recommend this one to someone just hearing about this author.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 


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