As I have read all first three books in the series over Christmas/New Year, I am going to do these as one blog post.
Ryan is as mysterious as the plot lines in Holy Island, and I loved him!
I was hooked from page one, and found the story took a different direction than I expected.
L.J. managed to feed titbits throughout the story and kept revealing morsels at a time, and that is the strength of her writing, hooking you in and keeping you there, like bait on a fish hook.
I read a vast amount of books, and love not knowing what is coming next.
There are a few elements running through the book, and I had to read slower to keep track of it all, but this isn't a weakness.
The setting for the book was amazing and could see it all playout as I read, and is now a place I would like to visit.
High Praise, for L.J. Ross, and I look forward to reading the second in the series.
4 star rating review from Bookstormer for Holy Island.
What an intriguing start to another Ryan mystery. Yet again LJ keeps us in suspense while revealing snippets as we read along.
It was great to know more about Ryan and his relationship developing with Anna.
The premise of the story is fascinating, again we are taken on a ride of belief and disbelief with the crimes, who is involved? and why?
What a tangled web, I hurtled through the book and loved it.
It is extremely well written and descriptive, we learn a bit more about The Circle, but not enough to know the whole story.
The writing is sublime, and looking forward to book three.
A 4.5 star rating review from Bookstormer for The Sycamore Gap.
LJ really does have the opening few lines of her first chapter as strong, sublime, and captivating.
The great thing about enjoying a book in a series, is that after the first few, you get a feel for the author's writing style and can read the book in some ways with more ease and enjoy it more.
So I sat back and looked forward to where or how far in The Circle storyline I was going to be taken this time.
Ryan definitely gets put through his paces, and Ann is is still having a tough time, but she is a wonderful character.
This book was extremely pacey, clever, and one of the best endings I have read for a while in a mystery book.
A well deserved
4.5 star rating review from Bookstormer.