I have tried at least three times to read Deadly Curses, and I remain unable to get into it. The writing isn’t bad. The story isn’t bad. The synopsis is even quite intriguing. It simply isn’t gripping me. So please keep in mind that what I’m about to say comes from not quite half the book.
The characters lack depth. Well, not so much that they lack it, but their depth feels canned. As does their dialogue. When I read this, I feel like I’m listening to one of those cop/FBI/courtroom/CSI-type dramas—and I have never been able to get into those because they are so formulaic.
Maybe all this changes in the second half. And maybe one day I’ll get to it. Maybe one day this story will intrigue me as much as the synopsis. Sadly, that day isn’t today.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher through Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.