Unrequited Love by Mary Theriot (review by Louise)

Unrequited Love By Mary Reason Theriot

Review by Louise Ryan

Book Overview (Blurb) From Amazon

Caitlyn Reed’s brief relationship with Gregory Ferris has everyone believing that she knew about the killings. Just when she is ready to leave town Gregory kills himself. Caitlyn is shocked to discover Gregory has left his entire estate to her, including the plantation. With nowhere left to go Caitlyn moves to Point Creole, Louisiana. That is when her problems really start….

Review:

This a ghost story, come horror, come crime, come whodunit, come love story Extraordinaire.

There is A LOT of story here. It is very exciting and very fast paced. But I felt it lacked proper coherence. There are too many questions throughout the book as to why certain things are happening and they never seem truly resolved. The horror scenes are truly horrific. The Supernatural aspect is neck chillingly spooky. The crime aspect is as frustrating for the reader as it is for the detectives. Although the love scenes are somewhat mild in comparrison to the others, they are nice.

But, to me there was just SO much going on at all times you never really understood where you were with it.

This book would make an excellent horror film, but in that lies the problem. It feels as though you are watching a film, rather than reading a book, as if it was written as a sort of script, instead of a story. You are an abstract observer catching bits and peices of what’s going on, without ever actually being a part of the story. You just don’t really become involved with the characters.

It was, in parts, an exciting read. But mostly it felt as though you were just racing to get to the next scary or horrific or love scene.

If you like fast paced, action filled, supernatural crime thrillers with a hint of romance? Then this is the book for you.

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