Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

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Alice’s Island by Spanish author Daniel Sánchez Arévalo is his first novel to be translated to English. Pub date is tomorrow April 16, 2019!

Brenda’s review

Perfect happy marriage, a shuttering perfect lie and a wife’s search for answers

Alice’s Island is part mystery, part family drama with some drama within a community and part psychological thriller. When we first meet Alice her world is shattered when tragedy hits and she learns of a lie. She takes great lengths to find answers. Her search for answers start to leave her and me with more questions than answers and I started to question the way she was investigating and her tackles started to become questionable to me.

The story is not so much a page turner but more of a slow burn interesting one. At times a bit confusing to keep track of all the characters and suspects. I needed to use my detective skills more there to keep them straight. The characters each had their own conflicts and I enjoyed the dynamics between them but won’t say the characters were well drawn out.

I wasn’t really sure where the story was going and was intrigued throughout and as the story started to wrap up I wished I had paid more attention to the characters than trying to figure out the mystery to the story. I thought the story wrapped up well and I was left feeling satisfied after reading this one. I recommend to reader who like a slower paced story that focuses more on the dynamics of the characters.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for my complimentary copy to read and review.

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6 thoughts on “Alice’s Island by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo @SimonSchusterCA

  1. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Awesome review!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Lindsay!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Jonetta!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. macsbooks311 says:

    Great review! I actually loved this one. I didn’t read it as a mystery or thriller but more of a family drama so I enjoyed the depth that the author took us to. I’m looking forward to reading more by him and seeing some of his films as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Mackey! I should of read it more as a family drama. Sometimes if I don’t know where a story is going I get lost. lol

      Liked by 1 person

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