The Mill River Recluse
By Darcie Chan
If you enjoyed reading “Water for Elephants” then you will probably enjoy this book. Having said that, I will also say, this is not really my kind of book. It’s a long winding story filled with flash backs, personal drama, world news and people. Lots of people.
To me… it was kind of like a summary of local news spanning 60 years as narrated by someone that observed.
The characters were believable, quirky and pleasant, the ending was predictable and there was really no…. what’s the word I’m looking for… excitment? I don’t know, like I said it was a pleasant read which for some may translate to boring and others… exactly what they are looking for.
The book itself is well written. I purchased this book for kindle for .99 cents.
I’m afraid to tell you that personally I wouldn’t buy another Darcy Chan book. This type of book, this type of story isn’t my cuppa joe. I had to force myself to finish the book.
Like I said, it reminded me of the Water for Elephants story. I kept reading thinking… it must lead somewhere, there must be something unpredictable that will happen, there must be some twist. And like I’ve also already said, not everyone wants every book they read to be a puzzle. This book was pleasant.