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Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: Madeleine's Kiss: A Love Story of Suspense byPeter Gilboy


Print Length:208 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (May 21, 2015)

From Goodreads.com:  Madeleine is missing.  Adam Snow says he didn't do it. Sure.  Now, as he awaits the jury's verdict, Adam Snow tells us what really happened to Madeleine.    

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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5 stars

To be perfectly honest, it was a bit of a struggle for me to even finish this novel. In fact, even though I have had it on my kindle for months - I had to keep putting it down and coming back to it. There was just nothing that intrigued me enough to keep turning the pages. Written more like a diary - we learn a lot about Adam's past and his "history" with Madeleine - however because everything is written from Adam's perspective it leaves too much open to interpretation. And then there is Madeleine herself - she never comes across as a real person. Maybe that was just my take on her, but she seemed to not only be a very under developed character, but she seemed to just be what Adam wanted her to be. And not only did I feel she was lacking in substance, but I also never fully understood Adam's motives. He didn't have an easy life, and was in fact going through a divorce, and yet when this mysterious young woman shows up, speaking in riddles, his first thought is to get closer to her? For what purpose? How did he think entering into any sort of relationship with her (friendship or otherwise) was going to help his current situation? It made the characters very hard to like in any way. 

All things considered, even though I managed to finish this novel - I still don't feel like I really know just what happened to Madeleine, nor am I completely convinced of Adam's innocence (or guilt as the case may be). 


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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Madeleine's Kiss: A Love Story of Suspense is available from Amazon.com

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