A review by bookedbymadeline
Secrets of Rose Briar Hall by Kelsey James

Did not finish book. Stopped at 32%.
DNF 😭 I wanted to love this because I enjoy gothic mystery and loved James’ debut but I couldn’t bring myself to go past 32% (102 pages).

Way too much telling over showing making the story drag and feel so boring and slow!
I guessed the twists early on and skipped ahead to discover I was right all along 🙃
Charles killed Gertrude because they were having an affair and she threatened to tell Millie. The paintings went missing because shocker Charles was in financial ruin, and that’s also why he was courting the rich senator’s daughter

way too predictable and the romance felt so forced and unnecessary. Hopefully James’ third book is better because I’m willing to give her another chance since I enjoyed her debut so much, sadly she fell victim to the sophomore slump

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