The Avid Reader
, April 13, 2016
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Bitter Poison was extremely disappointing. The story is charming, but the mystery took a backseat. The murder did not occur until I was 70% through the novel. I could have told you who was going to die and the killer at about 25% (or earlier). I kept hoping for a surprise (a twist), but I did not get one. The ending was a big letdown. Bitter Poison was a snoozefest. If you just want a cute story on village life, you will enjoy the book. If you want a book with a good mystery, then this is not the book for you. I give Bitter Poison 2.75 out of 5 stars. Bitter Poison is easy to read (nicely written), has quirky characters, and a gorgeous setting. If it contained a twisty mystery, it would have been superb.
I received a complimentary copy of Bitter Poison from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review of the novel.