Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan
I read it as an: ARC
Source: Blogging for Books
Length: 320 pp
Publisher: Broadway Books
Thoughts: Well… the writing itself was good. The characters were fine. But a thriller, this was not. If you were going into this thinking you are going to get a thriller, you’ll be disappointed. It was a disappointment to me because I was expecting one thing – a kind of Gothic mystery thriller type of novel – and got something else entirely. If I’d had different expectations, I might have liked it better. Also, while there were a lot of ways in which this novel was very inclusive, the author’s bias against overweight people is glaringly obvious. “Fat fuck” is a common expression throughout, and it got annoying, especially considering that she seemed to go out of her way to be PC with every single other group in the book. Guess fat shaming is still ok…
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.