Burlington, a review by Shelley

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Heather Dixon

Rising Action Publishing Co.
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
350 Pages
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Oh boy. I hate to do this, to a Canadian author no less, but I did not like this book at all. I am not going to waste too much time on this review as I wasted enough time reading this book. Harsh I know, but this book was so stupid. Billed as a domestic suspense I did not find it suspenseful at all. The main character, Mae, spends the entire book caring about what the neighbours think and how they’ll react to what she does. I am sorry but why should she give a feck what these asshole people think? I kept thinking to myself, grow a fecking spine already! Mae kept doing the things these women asked of her even if she was uncomfortable with it and couldn’t find her voice to say anything about it. I found it so damn frustrating that the women were portrayed this way, they were pushovers and easily led.

The unending descriptions of the joggers, hoodies and woollen hats with pom poms these women were wearing were unending and so repetitive. I get it, they like workout wear and are rich bitches! The writing was pedestrian, banal and amateurish. There were too many unlikeable characters (all of them) caring too much about what other people think. One good thing about this novel, it was a short one.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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