Book Review: The Winter Guest

Book: The Winter Guest

Author: W.C. Ryan

Thank you NetGalley and Dreamscape Media for an advanced audio copy

The Winter Guest takes place during an interesting time. It’s post World War I in Ireland. Unfortunately, after the Great War was over Ireland still had some hardships as their civil war broke out.

Maud Prendeville was killed and Thomas Harkin is sent to investigate. It was said that Maud was killed in an IRA attack but Harkin starts to investigate and discovers what really happened.

I was sadly let down by this book. The summary talks about ghosts haunting the house. I was expecting this to be a fun read for the Halloween season. The ghosts are basically nonexistent and did not do much for the plot.

When Harkin was making discoveries and putting pieces together I found that I was really enthralled with the story and how it all starts to fit together, but then when it would go back to different characters talking I would tend to lose focus.

This really is a hard one for me to rate. I like the overarching story but I just feel it failed to grab me in ways I could have hoped. Certain parts of the story were told well and written perfectly, I only wish there was more of that. I think if you like this era in history this is a good mystery book otherwise you may have a hard time staying focused like I did.

Final Score: 3/5

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