Chilling Effect

A Novel

No cover

Chilling Effect (2019, HarperCollins Publishers)

448 pages

English language

Published Jan. 9, 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers.

View on OpenLibrary

2 stars (2 reviews)

2 editions

Review of 'Chilling Effect' on 'Goodreads'

No rating

DNF'd at 40%

I wanted to love this one. I really did. It started off so strong: a brilliant premise, flawed but loveable characters, a healthy dash of humour, and a stunning cover.

Alas, it was not for me. I found myself procrastinating FROM reading instating procrastinating from real life BY reading.

Two things prevented me from enjoying this a lot more than I did.
1. The structure. Instead of a traditional plot of a obstacle that must be overcome, this featured an endless series of tasks to be completed.
2. The language. Adding a few words of a different language here and there is more than fine. But having a main character who repeatedly drops in whole sentences in a language I don't speak really pulls me out of the story.

If you enjoy episodic fiction and speak at least a smattering of Spanish, then maybe this book is …

avatar for willow

rated it

4 stars