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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)


The writing was pristine, as always, but I didn't dig the characters or the plot.

The Fence And Then The Trees - JF Smith

So. This author has never let me down before.


I read this in one sitting. It gripped me and it was very well written and I was drawn into the story.


What I didn't like was Adder. I didn't find anything remotely likable about him. Not his finally disclosed sob story, not his character, his coldness, his violence which was explained away as rational, as if it should be understandable that he hits someone unconscious for moving a pillow.


The repeated rapings also didn't stand in the way to true love. Something that I have only bought twice before - one of them even was a prison story.


Here I just didn't see the allure of Adder. And Jack? He remained pale also.

His sob story didn't make him more interesting either.


So 5 stars for pure writing skills and basically zero for characters and plot.

As always, just my opinion, how I liked the book.