Thursday, August 25, 2016

#398 : The House of Kane By Barbara Casey : Review


GENRE: Fiction


FORMAT: Digital


HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of iRead Book tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you :)


Having read this writer’s books before, I knew I could trust her to cook up a well scripted story. The intriguing summary and an equally intriguing yet beautiful cover tempted me to pick up the book.

Aislinn, the talented editor/writer receives a call from Caldwell Kane who owns and runs The Kane publishing company. He wants her to help him out as a consultant in sieving through the right manuscripts as the publishing house hasn’t published a bestseller in a while. That call, eventually ends up changer her life and love.

The writing unquestionably is too good. Being a tiny little part of the publishing industry, I could relate with the premise of the book. However, it was interesting to see a very detailed picture of the industry both in a positive and a negative light. The characterization was good enough but I felt Richard’s character (Aislinn’s ex-husband) could have either got a better closure or could have been sketched out differently. The story as such was layered beautiful and it felt like unwrapping a gift layer by layer. In fact, at one point, the story made me wonder as to how just single phone call had the potential to change a person’s life. It’s known to happen though.  The story was paced evenly with proper twists and turns added at the right place. Of course, Lottie Howard’s story was a bit predictable, but that didn’t matter. Nothing like knowing that you hunch came true. It is obvious from the plot and the premise that the writer has put to use her own experience as a writer in making an interesting story.

MY SAY: An interesting insight into the publishing industry fictionalized properly.

BUY LINKS : Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me and for your wonderful review. It is so nice to visit with you again, and I am glad you enjoyed reading THE HOUSE OF KANE. My best to you and to your bloggers.