Sunday, 11 August 2013
Review #151: Realer's Rhythm- Clare Davidson
Summary: When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered.
Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger.
The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.
Title: Reaper's Rhythm
Author: Clare Davidson
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Review: I received this E-ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked the first half of this book, it was fast paced and I really enjoyed the "solving crime" aspect of this book. The second half, not so much. Reaper's Rhythm went from an awesome crime, mystery to an angel/ magic mess. For myself I found that their wasn't enough background on the different species. "The creator made three different species", but it wasn't really explained at all. "Just weave the magic and the music", I found it very confusing. I liked the story better in the first half.
The characters were okay. I would have liked to know more about Tia and why she found others so threatening. I would have enjoyed her POV throughout the story. I couldn't really relate to these characters because I don't think that I would have acted the same way the characters did. I wished they had been more developed.
Reaper's Rhythm was an okay read. I'm not sure that I would continue the series because it wasn't really for me. But for readers who enjoy crime, mystery and paranormal all in one then this is a great choice for you to read.
About this author
Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.