My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Date read: February 24 – 28, 2017
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars
Okay, first off I must say that I really like LINWOOD BARCLAY and have really enjoyed reading his books. But, I have never been so confused while reading one. I read the first book in this series, BROKEN PROMISE back in March of last year so I did remember some of the characters and the plot-line from that book. But in FAR FROM TRUE there seemed to be a lot more happening in this story and I found it a little challenging to keep up with all the characters and deciphering how the storylines were intertwined between FAR FROM TRUE and what was actually from BROKEN PROMISE. Although I did feel that BARCLAY did a great job refreshing our memory of what happened in the first book. I think maybe I just needed to read them a little closer together and just have read it without worrying so much about not remembering everything from the first book.
FAR FROM TRUE by LINWOOD BARCLAY is the second book from the Promise Falls Trilogy and I would really recommend reading these books in order. I still found it to be an interesting, intriguing, and suspenseful thriller though that kept my interest to the very end. I just didn’t find it as gripping and fast-paced as some of his other novels and I wasn’t completely hooked until about half-way into the book and then I couldn’t put it down.
I really like LINWOOD BARCLAY’S writing style and he delivers another action-filled read here with a solid plot, strong characters, and lots of twists and turns to keep us engaged and guessing. Although, I did find it a little challenging at times to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved as I would get a little mixed up with some of the characters and I had to figure out who was who a few times. I think I might have been a little distracted while reading this one and that could have been some of my problem.
To sum it all up it was an interesting, suspenseful, steady-paced, and a pretty good read with a satisfying ending but leaving us with a few unanswered questions to entice us to read the next book in this series, THE TWENTY-THREE which I will definitely be reading!