More Deaths Than One: An Inspector Gil Mayo Mystery by Marjorie Eccles

More Deaths Than One: An Inspector Gil Mayo MysteryMore Deaths Than One: An Inspector Gil Mayo Mystery by Marjorie Eccles
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

More Deaths Than One is Detective Gil Mayo mystery/thriller. Rupert Fleming is found in his car with a suicide note and a shot gun at his feet having been shot in the head. What looks like a clear suicide is quickly determined a homicide though.

It is extremely rare for me to rate any book a 1 star and give up on it. For this book I made it up to 25% and I’ve decided it’s just not my taste at all. The plot would probably have no problem pulling me in under normal circumstances but with this book I felt I needed a dictionary on hand. The very first paragraph in the book uses the word ‘exophthalmic’. From there it just seems that the author had a dictionary and thesaurus both on hand and tried to use every uncommon word that could possibly be used. That just seriously breaks up the flow of reading for me even if I know the definitions or context I just wasn’t enjoying what I was reading. Found it rather boring to sit through lengthy descriptive text trying to toss in large words.

By the end of the first 5 or 6 chapters I really couldn’t say I cared what was happening at all any more or about any of the characters. I’m sure there would be some that would enjoy the story but have just found it’s not for me and personally wouldn’t recommend it.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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