by Alexandra Monir
You ever read a book that you were really excited about and couldn’t wait to get your hands on to read? Well that was me. Suspicion not only have a beautiful cover the but the synopsis as a whole had me intrigued. I wanted to get wrapped up in the life of Imogen Rockford and the mystery that plagued Rockford Manor. The excitement was there and I was ready to get loss. I got loss but for all the wrong reasons. So disappointed. Below is my review. Short and sweet but straight to the point.
First let me say that Suspicion has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve laid eyes on. So naturally I was really excited to be approved for Suspicion by Alexandra Monir. Sadly, it did not live up to my expectations. The writing is good but the story fell flat and it was kind of predictable. At some parts in the book it just made my eyes roll with annoyance. One being the insta-love. Can’t stand when authors do that. The second being the ending. I mean it was bad. Reason is because of how Alexandra Monir build up the mystery and suspend that when you get the end you’re like “Okay. Didn’t anybody tell the author that this isn’t even plausible?” Just had to laugh. Good thing she makes up for it in her writing.
I mean if you’re going to writing a mystery, the loose ends must make sense. It all needs to come together cohesively. If not what was the point of making this a mystery/ paranormal romance? And that is where all the downfall for Suspicion came from. Nothing made sense or was even plausible. Yes the atmosphere and the build up was superb but that ending. That’s what gets me, But I will not delve on it any longer. Like I said Alexandra Monir (the reason for the 3 stars rating) has the writing chops but I think this book could have used one more round of editing to make the ends meet.
So if you in the mood for a somewhat mystery slash paranormal romance, then Suspicion is for you. It has its’ flaws and the plot is laughable but writing is decent and the cover is gorgeous.
By the way Suspicion is a retelling of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I never read it but I’m curious to see how these two books compare.
Thank you NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to Suspicion in exchange for an honest review.
As always thank you for taking the time to read. Feel free to live feedback or a comment.
“There’s something hidden in the maze.”
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.
For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.
Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.
Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.
About the Author
Alexandra Monir is an author and recording artist in her twenties. Suspicion is her third novel published by Random House. Her debut was the popular time-travel romance, Timeless, followed by the 2013 sequel, Timekeeper. Alexandra currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is at work on her next novel, while also blogging for The Huffington Post and composing an original musical. Her music can be found on iTunes, and you can visit her website at http://www.alexandramonir.com. Follow Alexandra @TimelessAlex.