❴Epub❵ ❥ Swan Music Author Sarah Harrison – Agedanna.info
Really bad ending to the story line Plus was a hard book to get into, I skimmed allot of pages and just read what I found interesting Allot of unanswered questions to the story line as well. Bryn Mancini Was Born Under A Lucky Star He Is One Of The Chosen Few, A Man Who Appears To Have It All A Golden Family, A Glittering Career And A Life Filled With LoveFor Apollonia Durrance Life Has Been Hard Born The Youngest Child Of A Loveless Marriage, Her Years Have Been Troubled By Insecurity, Shadows And DarknessWhen A Chance Encounter On A Windswept Beach Brings These Two Together, Destiny Sets In Motion A Powerful Dark Current Apollonia Recognises The Soul Of A Man Who Has Haunted Her Dreams, Who Represents All She Has Passionately Craved In Life And She Will Stop At Nothing To Be Near HimFrom The Bestselling Author Of An Imperfect Lady Comes A Haunting Novel About What Lies Beneath The Polished Lives Of The Golden People And How Dark Secrets From The Past Can Bring About An Inescapable Future I picked this up in the library, attracted by the cover and the blurb It begins with a woman s body being washed up on a river bank, and then we move back in time, following the characters to see how they end up at this moment.It s a rather sprawling book, partly because of the period of time it covers and the numerous characters, but also because of all the plot points we have a mysterious painting, an illegitimate child, a secretive marriage, a period of abuse, an affair, and so on and so forth, all woven in together Api, one of the main characters, puzzled me I didn t fully understand her motivations, and felt rather unsympathetic towards her In fact, all the characters in this book are somewhat self centered, but Api is certainly the worst.Although I wish I had understood her better, and therefore understood and appreciated the end of the book better rather than closing it and thinking, Oh that s it OK , it was still an enjoyable book, and I think I d check out something else by the same author Oooh it looks like The Nightingale s Nest is a sort of prequel to this however, as I wasn t crazy about the characters I m not sure I d pick it up. I d rate this wonderful read a 4 1 2 5 star book Sarah Harrison is a wonderful storyteller, keeping you enthralled with her excellent writing This book is the first in a trilogy..it tells interconnecting stories of interesting people, Bryn Mancini, an architect and his family, Api Durrance whose shambolic family was left behind as she changed herself into someone cool and elegant and whose marriage to a hotel scion connected her with Bryn and his wife An old family portrait of a brooding ancestor adds to the mix and also connects the two families A terrific read. An easy and undemanding read Until about halfway through I found myself switching off as the plot and characters did not really engage or interest me However, as Abi s character and relationships particularly her obsession with Bryn developed and the plot outcome became less certain my interest grew A reflective analysis of Abi s realtionships after the book concludes could make for an interesting discussion with others What did happen to Abi finally I must confess I m still not absolutely sure Dreadful I trawled my way through this tomb of a book, with a whole series of sub plots that served no ultimate purpose, constantly thinking some great mystery or twist was going to be revealed, only for the ending to be completely flat and uninteresting Although there was a huge sense of relief that the book was finished. Really good bookmany layersintersting characters.