The following is an honest review of A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins and my suggested age rating.
Synopsis of A Slow Fire Burning
A Slow Fire Burning follows the lives of three women. These women have something in common: they all knew the man who has just been murdered in his houseboat. One of them is an unstable young girl seen leaving the victim’s house on the day of the murder. Another is the man’s aunt whose life has been full of tragedy and grief. And the last is a neighbor who likes to keep tabs on everyone around her. As each of their stories unfold, so do their connections with the victim. But, who is responsible for his death?
Review of A Slow Fire Burning
This book was intriguing from the get go. I personally really enjoy books that have multiple POVs. It makes the book fly by as you bounce from one to another. A Slow Fire Burning reminded me of the show Broadchurch. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. But just like the show, this book had me changing who I thought was to blame constantly. This book was a quick and easy read, but I was slightly disappointed with the ending. I have read Paula Hawkin’s other books, Girl on the Train and Into the Water. Although I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed the other two more.
Overall, I gave this book 3.5 stars on Goodreads.
Age Rating for A Slow Fire Burning
This book contains language, mental health issues, alcohol/drug use, sexual implications, verbal abuse, violence, and more. I would recommend this book for ages 17+.
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