To Have and To Hold, (The Wife Book 1), M L Roberts

To Have and To Hold, (The Wife Book 1), M L Roberts
The Wife – Part One: To Have and to Hold (The Wife series, Book 1) by [Roberts, M L]

Genre: mystery and thrillers, women’s fiction

I loved the synopsis and looking on both amazon and goodreads its listed as a 400 page book, a four book series. I expected this part, part one to be 400 pages though, but its not.
I guess the 400 pages relates to the whole story 😦 as part one is 1402 kindle location…..I can’t seem to find info on when parts 2,3,4 are out and I so hate waiting. for me it spoils a story, divided like this, and TBH I feel in this case its unnecessary, it could have been put together as one book, or possibly two.
Four parts though? With no release dates for the rest? I’ll have forgotten much of this by then, certainly the drama will have lost its impact.

That’s a real shame as its a terrific story, carefully written so we think A is what happened, then clues laid out so we think maybe it was B instead. Then something else comes up so maybe it wasn’t A or B but C, and then maybe D and E are part of the story too. There are lots of clues laid out, but many send the reader off in the wrong direction. Or do they??

I really enjoyed this, what there was of the story anyway, and as a complete book it would probably be a five star, but divided as it is?
Well, the biggest emotion I feel is frustration, not knowing when I can read more, not knowing how long before I get the whole story, especially as it ends in my least favourite way, with a dam n sharp cliffhanger. Gah!!

Stars: Three, excellent writing, tantalising story but presented this way, divided into four parts, really spoils my enjoyment. I felt I’d barely got started before it was ending….

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers


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