Review: A Darker Sky by Mari Jungstedt & Ruben Eliassen

Print Length: 366 pages
Published: June 21, 2016

From Murder is killing the mood at a yoga tourist destination.
As dawn breaks on the Canary Islands, a fishing boat discovers a woman lying dead on the rocks nearby, her body arranged like a piece of art. To solve the case, Chief Inspector Diego Quintana gets unexpected help from Swedish journalist Sara Moberg, who runs the Scandinavian newspaper on the island, as well as from handsome former investigator Kristian Wede. But not even that can stop the killer from striking again.
As the death toll rises, the mood darkens, and Sara and Kristian race to find the killer before another tourist falls prey. But who is the culprit—an island local with a grudge against the tourists, a visitor on the run from trouble in her home country, the womanizing local yoga instructor, or the person they least suspect?


My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Before I begin my review let me first say that I am sure this novel will appeal to a variety of readers for reasons exactly opposite of the ones that made me not enjoy it as much as I was expecting to. 

Now - on to why it did not get a higher rating from me.

There was just too much going on in this story. There were a lot of characters, a lot of different points-of-view (seriously the point of view changed a lot when it came to this story - so much so that I often found it hard to follow). Then there was just so much going on that it made it hard to figure out just what was important. A lot of this story felt more like filler instead of plot considering I felt like we never got to know the characters on a deeper level. They all seemed very one dimensional - and I found it hard to stay interested. 

Added to that, I felt like we got to know the killer so early on that it spoiled any chance of a surprise (or a redeeming ending).

All things considered - as I stated above - this novel will appeal to some readers. It just wasn't for me. 

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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