Saturday, October 1, 2016
Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
Genre: historical fiction
Review: This was a good story, but told with the wrong characters. This story desperately needed characters who didn't over-react to absolutely everything. Examples abound in the book, altercations on train platforms and people jumping out windows, to name just two. Perhaps Winters thought having her characters react in this way added atmosphere, but not only did it become eye-rollingly annoying in short order, but she was wrong: the story would have been much more compelling if told with characters who could just stay calm and REact, or possibly just ACT, rather than OVERreact.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.