The Abbey Close by Steven Veerapen

The Abbey Close by Steven Veerapen

Title - The Abbey Close 
Author - Steven Veerapen
Published - June '18
Publisher - Independently Published 
Genre - #Historical Fiction #Thriller 
Pages - 314
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £6.64 Kindle - £1.99
ISBN - 1983298050

It's 1942 Henry VIII and James V are preparing for battle. Simon Danforth being a Catholic exile must decide where his loyalties lie. 

In a country at war, with the help of his colleague Arnaud Martin, Danforth uncovers murder and madness, including a sexual desire affecting everyone in the abbey and nearby town. Maybe some secrets are better left hidden. 

I thought this book sounded rather interesting, I am relatively new to the Historical Fiction genre and was looking forward to broadening my interests. Unfortunately, this book didn't impress me. I found it to be very slow and boring. I couldn't get on with the writing style. I found it just seemed to really drag the story out. I also found myself unable to invest in the characters, finding them annoying and unrealistic. 

I was unable to finish this book. It didn't grab my attention, it didn't make me want to read on and in fact, I found I wasn't really bothered about how it ended. 

For these reasons, I have chosen to give this book a single star rating. 

Thank You to the author for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating - One out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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