The Fire Child – S. K. Tremayne

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for an ARC in return for an honest review of The Fire Child.
I found this book to be a very slow burner, I was left feeling that there was much more depth to the characters that I had somehow “missed” out on and as such I found it hard to connect with any of them. In particular I felt David’s background was very much skimmed over and I was left feeling that I wasn’t really sure where he was coming from in his actions.
On the plus side this book was very atmospheric in terms of description of Cornwall and the history of the mining industry which lent to the darkness of the plot, however, at times I felt the description was too lengthy to the point that I was skimming the words to try and reach something a little more “thrilling”.
The book started to pick up a little three quarters of the way through but by this time I was left feeling that I just wanted to find out what had happened and with no real connection to the characters it just didn’t hit the mark for me.
Dark atmospheric read and would suit readers who prefer a slow burning plot as opposed to something more gripping and fast paced. 2.5 stars from me

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3 thoughts on “The Fire Child – S. K. Tremayne

      1. I read the sample and thought it was a bit slow so I definitely read it but we do seem to have similar opinions on books so I won’t hold my breath (sounds like there will definitely be none of that with this book anyway!) x

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