Friday, November 3, 2017

That Last Weekend: A novel by Laura DiSilverio

Hello!  A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes will be published on November 8.  Amy Clipston's A Place at Our Table will be released on November 14. 

That Last Weekend is a suspense novel by Laura DiSilverio.  Laurel Muir, Dawn Infanti, Geneva Frost and Ellie Ordahl are surprised when they received a tangerine colored envelope with an invitation to a weekend at Chateau du Cygne Noire near Asheville, North Carolina.  They have not been back since the “event” ten years prior.  Laurel is hoping to finally get answers as to what happened that night.  The second morning, Laurel goes to check on Evangeline and discovers her dead.  The four friends agree to remain at the B&B until the truth is revealed.  Laurel works with Sheriff Judah Boone to get the answers they need.  Did one of her friends commit the crime or was it someone working at the chateau? 

That Last Weekend is a slower paced novel that had extreme difficulty getting into.  There are five main characters and the POV switches between four of them (Laurel, Geneva, Dawn, and Ellie).  The transitions between POV were abrupt (rough).  It would take a moment to realize that the POV had switched to a different character and figure out which one was talking now.  That Last Weekend did not have real suspense until the last ten percent of the book.  I wish the rest of the novel had the same pace and life as this section (my attention was finally captured and it was held until the end).  Many readers will be surprised with the outcome of the main mystery.   I was happy that the author included a good twist (only the best armchair sleuths will figure this one out).  My rating for The Last Weekend is 3 out of 5 stars.  I wish the author had told the story from Laurel’s point-of-view and had ramped up the pace in the first half of the book with more action.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will return tomorrow with another book review.  By the way--Why can't you take a turkey to church?  They use FOWL language!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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