Gone Dead Train Is Really Dead

I don't like writing negative reviews, so this is going to be a short post. I got a copy of Lisa Turner's Gone Dead Train and was really intrigued by the premise: gothic murder mystery, a little voodoo magic, betrayal, protagonists of questionable goodness, etc. I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it.

I couldn't finish it.

The main character didn't draw me in, and the first victim's murder didn't especially tug at my sense of justice to find out who was the killer. In fact, it hasn't been that long and I already can't remember their names. I waded through six chapters, hoping that one of the supporting cast would be enough to drag me through the story, but after another hour of trying, I caved and put the book away. I had reached the point where I was actively trying to find something else to do so I wouldn't have to read this book any more.

I always encourage reading, and to try books outside your usual genre-sphere. But, I can't recommend this one, so if you're looking for a good murder mystery, you'll have to keep looking.



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