What it’s all about
When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
What I thought
So….the blurb. It pretty much lays it all out for you. You know what the book is about. You can gather the genre, you can get all settle in for a good read. In this case I suppose you could say it is a suspense thriller.
I didn’t read the blurb.
See all my like minded reader friends and bloggers has this book posted all over Facebook and Twitter. So one day I said feck it and I bought it. So here I am sitting at home reading and thinking em ok. I don’t think there will be too much sex in here. I was almost through part one before I had a grip on what the story had in store for me. I will admit that it took me a while to get into and I almost, ALMOST, put it away to come back to it another time. I couldn’t do it though. My DNF consists of one book and I would like to keep it that way.
I almost went to look at the blurb. I couldn’t bring myself to do that either. I have a reason that I don’t read the blurb. Sometimes it just gives too much away and spoils the story, hell I have even read blurbs that say – yes there is a happy ever after. Like wtf, why would I bother reading then?
ANYWAY. Mud Vein. Absolutely f*&king brilliant. When I got into it, I really got into it. It is ok for a book to be a slow burner. As long as the flames pick up and start to blaze then i’m good. They did. I was surprised by this book. By a revelation in this book. Tarryn Fisher is good. I am rarely surprised by revelations. I am one of these annoying people that when they are reading, the over analyse everything and read between every line and usually I can predict what is going to happen. I had not got a clue. I had in my head how the plot was going, and I was wrong. Boy was I wrong.
Mud Vein is exceptionally well written. It is dark and possibly disturbing. It will keep your mind ticking over, even when you aren’t reading it. It is one of those books that you will stand at the cooker making dinner using one hand to stir the pot and the other holding your kindle. If only we could do the same with our eyes we wouldn’t burn dinner. Just saying. There is no point in this book where the train of events is lost. Every sentence holds meaning and purpose.
It is also a profound read. There are lots of little quotes and sayings that make you think. It was most certaily an interesting read. Think Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay. I am of course now going to have to read Tarryn’s other books. I just hope she writes her romance as well as her thriller / suspense!