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Not sure about this novel – a murder mystery and a book about relationships and love

The Secret Wound - Deirdre Quiery


Dealing with an Irishman, Gurtha, whose mother was recently murdered, this novel centers around his relationships with his father and a friend, Cornelia, with whom he has a platonic loving relationship. A close circle of friends, both in Dublin and in Mallorca (where a good deal of the story takes place) add to the novel's cast.

With some interesting descriptions of Mallorca, the novel is reasonably engaging but I did get annoyed at the descriptions of clothing – I did not need to know what each character is wearing in every single scene as it added nothing to the story.

As a thriller, it has excitement at the end but also many philosophical insights. Quite good.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.