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March 31, 2015

The Wood's Edge

A review by Spencer

“Now I make no claim to prophecy, but this I know: it is a matter of time before my waking eyes see that which haunts me in the night.”

Well, I’ve got to say, what initially drew me to read The Wood’s Edge, by Lori Benton, was the cover art. Lovely. It tells a story on its own. The blurb also intrigued me.

I have to admit it took me a little bit to get interested. Several chapters, in fact, but I resisted the urge to close the book and continue later. As the pacing picked up, and I became more familiar with the 1700 time period and the language nuances throughout, I became more absorbed.

Okay…as far as the plot, this story is strong. It has good pacing—at times intense, and others more subdued, but my mind tended to wander during the slower parts. Perhaps it was my frame of mind while reading it. (I’d heard from another reader that the ending leaves you hanging, so it lessened my interest.) But the characters are compelling and the storyline is fresh and captivating.

I’d have given this book a higher rating if the ending had been more satisfying. The author is a talented writer with a unique storytelling style that I grew to enjoy very much, but I yearn for a more satiated feeling upon closing the book.

Publisher: Random House LLC
Page Count: 400
Purchase Link: Amazon

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