Sawkill Girls is about a trip to a reclusive island from which young girls disappear. That’s pretty much the plot. The opening is intriguing; a horse is spooked by paranormal vibes from a young girl, rears, and high-tails it with the girl holding on, her head-splitting in pain. Okay, we’ll read on, this may go somewhere cool.

Well, in my opinion, intrigue stops. The characters seemed to go in endless circles of teenaged angst, despair, and pain about … something that after 10 chapters is not defined. It seems that the author is more driven to develop prose rather than a gripping story, i.e., the writing is okay – the story just isn’t there.

If you read a book a week, you’re going to read about 3000 – 5000 books in your lifetime. Over 1,000,000 are published every year … so little time, so MANY to choose from! Need to move on to the next story, life is too short. Rarely return an Audible book, but …

In that I didn’t enjoy the book, comments about narration would be problematic – let’s leave it at Lauren Ezzo’s interpretation wasn’t sufficient to keep me interested.

12 hrs and 58 mins of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released 10-02-18 by Harper Audio.


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