I am again part of the Digital Reads Blog Tours, this time for a crime novel!
Today is day 3 of this tour so go check out the previous stops and keep an eye out for the upcoming stops on the Tied to Deceit blog tour!
Now this will be a rather short review (at least, short for me) because I cannot say too much about the novel without spoiling the plot.
Title: Tied to Deceit
Author: Neena H. Brar
Age Classification: Adult
Publisher: Penguide Books
Release: August 4, 2018
A mystery filled with lies, adultery and the murder of a cunning woman, Devika Singh.
There are many characters, though as readers we know very little about most of them and the many ways they are all connected to one another until the very end. While most of the novel follows the case developments and information is learned through police interviews, there are a few occasions where the focus is solely on the interviewees.
Although this is very much a personal preference, I did not like the characters. They were written well enough, but most of the characters had personalities I did not like and their actions disgusted me, hence personal preference.
The writing style was good, though the non-English words did cause some confusion. Once I had finished the novel I did find that there was a glossary at the end, though I think it would be rather difficult to flick back and forth every time an unfamiliar word popped up. The plot was extremely complex and made for an interesting case to follow, but I felt that some elements were unnecessary. They were likely included to add depth or to throw readers off who the murderer was and I believe it achieved its purpose.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆
It was a good mystery novel, I just was not overly fond of all the elements.
What do you think makes a good mystery novel?
Let me know in the comments.
Until next time bibliophiles!