Okay, so in the last blog I thought I hadn’t developed my characters in Too Much Blood because I’d done that in Murder Under the Microscope. But maybe not. As stated in this review, from BookAddict.
Pros and Cons, April 20, 2013
This review is from: Murder under the Microscope (Kindle Edition)
I love medical thriller and initially thought I would love this book. Unfortunately, the further I got into the story, the more certain things detracted from my enjoyment.
I’ll start with the good stuff. Munro has the kind of writing style that draws me right in. I was happy to step into the characters’ world and forget everything else. Being a doctor herself allows Munro to give the medical aspects of the story a realistic feel. The main character is likable. And the plot held my interest, with a few twists many readers won’t see coming.
Now the not so good stuff. While Toni, the main character, is fairly well developed, the rest of the cast serves more as props and they lack personality. I didn’t feel I knew any of the characters aside from Toni.
The other negative for me came with solving the crime. The police are portrayed as pretty much useless, with Toni driving the investigation forward. There are certain things police generally do in a murder investigation, regardless of the size of the town or city, and those things just weren’t done here. This stretched credibility too far for me, making the mystery less enjoyable.
Now I really don’t know what to say.
But perhaps I know better what to write.