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Reading Roundup: October 2019

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay I listened to this as an audio book while coming back from a road trip. I didn't like it as much as some of Reay's other books that I've read. The audio format didn't help, since the narrator made some strange choices in how they pronounced names and depicted Italian accents. The book also felt slow and the main character was inconsistent in her actions.   Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald The problem with the trend in unreliable narrators in crime fiction is that if the author doesn't do it well, it just feels like sloppy writing. This book had a big twist in the middle, but it wasn't set up well and instead of feeling surprised, I just felt confused and a bit betrayed. The characterization was lazy as well, and some of the plot threads just faded away without a good resolution.  The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin Perhaps it is a bit of a spoiler to say that the poem referred to in the title never actual