Writers: Kate Mosse

  • Anna Lewis

    A bit on the long side.

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    I found myself kind of racing to get to the end of this. It is a page-turner, but I don't think it was just because of that. If I really like a book I will race to get to the end but will be very careful not to skip passages. However, with Labyrinth I found myself just wanting to find out what happened in the end and move on top something different. There were parts of the novel that were great. It has a fascinating historical background and can be very gripping. However, I felt that the ending was a bit too on the surreal side, and that didn't really go with the rest of the book. As a result the ending felt too forced and was a bit disappointing. I can see why it has been so popular, and I think as a holiday read it is probably ideal, but not the kind of book you finish and want to read again straightaway!

  • Esther Gabriel

    A page-turner, sometimes a bit lengthy

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    I cannot add anything new more to the pervious review. A great book to bring on your holiday, well written, a page-turner.

  • Visitor

    A clich

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    Our scene opens with a funeral, a graveyard filled with gloom and pathetic fallacy, and the villain of the piece duly noted in the shadows. Meanwhile, far , far away in a picturesque yet ominously isolated rural French town, in a hidden sepulchre, a noise could be heard. It was the sound of a plot creaking. There is a saying that goes along the lines of, if something isn

  • Carole Colbert

    Do You Believe in Ghosts?

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    Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, that age old question is asked once more in Kate Mosse's re-working of her recent Quick Reads release, The Cave, and if you've read that then I wouldn't recommend you read this as it is so similar. The year is 1928 when Frederick Watson crashes his car in a snowstorm in the foothills of the Pyrenees. He thinks he hears a woman's voice: 'The Winter Ghosts'. He abandons his car and walks down the hillside path to the small village of Nulle, which seems to have a sadness hanging over it, and where he finds a friendly hostelry to spend the night. He is invited to a yearly feast in the local Ostal where he meets the beautiful Fabrissa and tells her of his unhappiness at losing his brother in WWII. She too has a terrible tale to tell........... This was an okay book, but it wasn't gripping enough for me, the characters were sympathetic without me caring too much about them, the storyline was a little predictable, it left me thinking "Is that it?" On...Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, that age old question is asked once more in Kate Mosse's re-working of her recent Quick Reads release, The Cave, and if you've read that then I wouldn't recommend you read this as it is so similar. The year is 1928 when Frederick Watson crashes his car in a snowstorm in the foothills of the Pyrenees. He thinks he hears a woman's voice: 'The Winter Ghosts'. He abandons his car and walks down the hillside path to the small village of Nulle, which seems to have a sadness hanging over it, and where he finds a friendly hostelry to spend the night. He is invited to a yearly feast in the local Ostal where he meets the beautiful Fabrissa and tells her of his unhappiness at losing his brother in WWII. She too has a terrible tale to tell........... This was an okay book, but it wasn't gripping enough for me, the characters were sympathetic without me caring too much about them, the storyline was a little predictable, it left me thinking "Is that it?" On the positive side, Kate Mosse's usual wonderful descriptions, especially of the snowy mountainside and deserted villages were a joy to read. (more)

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