Book Review: Running in Circles by Claire Gray

Book Rating

3.5/5

Book Review

Thank you, Caoimhe O’Brien, for reaching out and inviting me to be involved in the blog tour for this! DISCLAIMER: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. However, you can also read for free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

At first, the writing style of this book threw me off. The sentence structure was short and sweet, very to the point. The first line was, “Steve texts and asks if I want to meet him somewhere for a drink.” It continued like this. I was worried, but, I quickly grew accustomed to the writing and got sucked into the story line. I love international story lines, they give me the itch to travel or become some sort of nomad. Except, maybe not to this island, considering what happens on it!

I grew to love Lucy and Steve, the main characters. I grew to enjoy, and almost envy, the life on the island before the tragedy. I thought Gray did an outstanding job writing characters that had depth and captured the personality of nomads and tourists quite well.

I was in a reading slump, and I think this book helped knock me out of it. I really enjoyed the story and characters, but I’m rating it down because I just didn’t think the twist was that heart-stopping or shocking! I would have been much happier if it was just advertised as an international mystery. But, I had high expectations and I had kind of figured things out. Furthermore, I wasn’t shocked by the turn of events, even those which I hadn’t guessed.

All things said, I definitely recommend this book. It is worth the cost, even if you don’t have Kindle Unlimited. Check it out!

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