Dance for a Dead Princess by Deborah Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My first impression was - Curious. This is one author who had many of us reading her book just for the sake of the conspiracy theory. I was thoroughly impressed by the author's writing, as well as the plot. You know how most novels fizzle out, and the author was obviously tired of writing by chapter 10 or so? In this one, she keeps a fresh edge on her prose, and the plot twists are steady and credible.
As I got to the middle, I felt - Her characters are full of life and will live on long after you close the cover, and pop it back onto the shelf, and to my delight, the love scenes are written with imagination and freshness- no ridiculous "he touched her quivering milky bosoms" here. The research for factual information in this superb novel is first-rate, and meticulous, which makes this book an even greater pleasure to read
As I neared the end, I thought - I didn't want it to end. I wanted more than a happy ending. I wanted closure for everyone, even Princess Diana. It is a fiction book after all so why not?
My final impression and recommendations - A big wow. She knows her stuff and I love that about authors. You know she's given it her all and I wish her the best and please write more books for your new fan.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.