Book Review: The Trust by Ronald H. Balson

I received this book as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from St. Martin’s Press #stmartinspress in exchange for an honest review.  I have to give this book a three and a half star rating and here’s why. While I enjoyed reading the book while I was reading it, I often had to put it aside and it never crossed my mind again. While the story was good, the character’s were not memorable nor did they elicit any empathy from me. Honestly, I just didn’t care enough about them to wonder what was happening with them when I couldn’t be reading the book. That is the one thing I didn’t like about the book. Let’s talk about the stuff I did like.

  1. While I was reading it I did not want to put it down. It flowed really well and kept me interested. Just not enough to obsess over it when I had to put it down.
  2. The historical references and the detail written into the book about the Troubles in Ireland, and how Northern Ireland was a war zone, Irish against Irish.

I think if the characters had been more evolved and likable this book would have been fantastic, could not put down, five-star book.  Still even with that. I did enjoy it.  Give it a shot, you might feel differently.

You can get it here.

Cheers,

Laurie

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