Book Review “You’re Not Safe” by Mary Burton

You're Not Safe - Book Review

“You’re Not Safe” by Mary Burton
Publisher: Kensington Books
Puplishing Date: March 25th 2014
Rating 3/5 Stars
Genre: Romance/Crime
The book promises a fast paced story, with a potential to combine romantic as well as mystery/crime elements, but it fails to deliver a fast pace. While the characters are engaging and well rounded, there are moments in the story where too many conversations and hints to character background, give it a sluggish feel, dragging the reader along, rather then making me want to race to the next moment in breathless anticipation. The potential is there, there are no confusing elements, there is no switching back and forth between point of views as some other examples in this genre do, but I do miss the pace, to the point that I wanted to shake the book awake, at times.
It takes too long for the main characters to make a romantic connection, which in itself would be okay, if the action part of this crime/romance combination would make up for the lack of it. But it does not.
I personally do not think that this book should be dismissed completely, and it was an enjoyable read, comparable to a lazy Sunday afternoon movie. But Sunday afternoon movies are for those times when there is really nothing else going on. And there are many other novelists out there who engage a reader from the beginning to the end. If that is what you are looking for, then you will not find it in this book.

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