Laying old souls to rest…

The Cheesemaker's HouseThe Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wasn’t overly keen on the first person narrative. In combination with the often stiff like passages it made the story lack the more gentle flow that the author was aiming for. The setting, tone and atmosphere was comfortable with a warm English village type scenario. The surroundings and lifestyle in that setting were spot on.
Although the plot had a lot of potential I felt it lacked clarity in certain areas.
Throughout the entire book the reader is teased with the supernatural element of the charmer and yet that plot became secondary and almost insignificant in relation to the flashbacks from the past. Letting that interesting charmer element slide into obscurity was a lost opportunity.
Adam was my least favourite character. I found his attitude and remarks resembled that of a teenager with anger issues. A troubled past or romantic problems doesn’t give anyone leeway to speak to others as if they are trash.
On a side note the person examining the material would have been a forensic archaeologist to date the bones and/or a forensic anthropologist to determine (or try to)the cause of death.
Overall I think the potential for a stronger book is there and would like to see Cable try her hand at a third person narrative.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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