Poison in the Water, Lies, deceit, and a love story that must be told. Marissa de Luna
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
A strange read for me, bringing mixed feelings about my enjoyement of the story. Its well written and I enjoyed the start but when things went wrong for Celeste they went wrong for me too. I could have dealt with what happened if there’d been a happy ending but though its a romance read its not one that ends well. For me that’s essential, and the lack made this novel a fail for me. There were parts I really enjoyed, but overall I felt just sad at the way things ultimately worked out.
It didn’t work for me but that’s down to my personal taste and a need for a HEA, not that the story itself isn’t good. Reading is very subjective. If you’re happy to enjoy the journey and not worry about the ending you could find this a great read. It’s well written and the deception builds up very cleverly, leading the reader to wonder exactly what’s going on and whether Alex is right when he puts her fears down to stress and paranoia or Celeste really is being deceived.
Stars: two and a half– parts I enjoyed but overall just didn’t cut it for me sadly.
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