Set in Northern Ireland, during the early '80s, a particular grim time in this country's history, it seems like it would be a gripping setting for a detective series. Plus, the series gets good reviews from other readers. But..........
.................Sean Duffy and I just aren't connecting. For me, both books aren't quite thrilling enough for a thriller, but aren't atmospheric enough for a good mystery. There are little quirks of Sean Duffy, for instance, he's a music fanatic. Well, this should work for me. But, it doesn't because I feel like all the music references come from a music snob. He likes to read too...but it seems like I'm supposed to be impressed with those literary choices. I feel like the author is trying to make him interesting, but it falls flat to me. I don't want it to. If you've been around these parts, you know that I don't like to talk bad about books. I hate to say it, but Sean Duffy, I am going to quit you.
It's the 7th year for the Aussie Author Challenge, and my 2nd year participating (click on the picture/link to take you directly to the site for more information). My working book list is as follows:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks- COMPLETED 23 April 2016 What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty- COMPLETED 25 March 2016 The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood- COMPLETED 24 August 2016 Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (non-fiction)- COMPLETED 17 January 2016
I Hear Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty- COMPLETED 04 November 2016 Life or Death by Michael Robotham- COMPLETED 23 September 2016 Guilt by Matthew Nable- COMPLETED 3 February 2016
- The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
Authors New to Me: