If the Creek Don’t Rise, Leah Weiss

If the Creek Don’t Rise,  Leah Weiss

If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel by [Weiss, Leah]

I really thought I’d enjoy this, it sounded so intriguing. sadly I just found it too grim for me, too dirt poor desperate and couldn’t like or engage with any of the characters, though I felt incredibly sad for them trapped by circumstances into a life like that.
I’m sure for many people it’s real.

Its very well written, a great debut for those that like this type of story. I look for more upbeat books though, ones I can enjoy reading, an escape into another’s life, and I don’t mind that being dark, or sad so long as there’s hope that it gets better. With this though it just felt like unremitting sadness, no hope of anything positive coming out.

I just couldn’t continue reading, I could feel myself being dragged down into the story without any light at the end. Real life is enough like that for me right now, I don’t want to get sucked into that in my leisure time.

It’s one of those cases where its me not the book, I just found it too depressing, it just wasn’t one for me, and I couldn’t finish it.

Stars: two, DNF, too grim for me but well written and perfect for others.

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers


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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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