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Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson

So over winter break I wanted to take a break from reading fantasy, and so read a mystery that my dad had lying around the house. This little experiment reminded me why I don’t particularly like mysteries…. They just aren’t my thing :-). It also labeled itself a medieval noir, what is that anyway?

Title: Veil of Lies
Author: Jeri Westerson
Length: 273

Strengths:

  • Interesting main character
  • Not purely a linear plot, had some nice twists, as I think mysteries are supposed to have
  • I think it was fairly historically accurate, though I’m not a history person

Weaknesses:

  • As far as I can tell, there were about three different bad guy groups, a bit confusing there…
  • I’m not sure what the female character thought she was doing, but she annoyed me….
  • I think there were parts that were not very historically accurate…
  • The writing was rather meh
  • I was not convinced through reading this book that I should read more mysteries

Summary: If you like mysteries, you’ll probably like it better than I did. My dad checked out the next couple in the series from the library, so they couldn’t have been too horrible. If you are a history buff, be warned that you might end up cringing (though again I have no idea for sure). It was a fairly easy and quick read, so always good for airports or car trips!

-A

 

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Comments

  1. I imagine that “medieval noir” refers to books such as “The Name of the Rose”.

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