Book Review: After Midnight by Diane Shute

I received this copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary (from Goodreads):   As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past-she only has today, and her plans for the future: raising a dynamic string of racehorses that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm by storm. Enter Lily, Alix’s estranged twin sister, spoiled, defiant and recently married for money and social status. As Alix is forced into a position that threatens to alter the course of her future, she begins to remember details about the mysterious events surrounding her father’s death when she was a child. When Alix seeks her uncle’s help, it sparks his dangerous return to France to reclaim the lives they left behind long ago.

Review: Based on the summary I was really looking forward to reading this book.  Unfortunately, that’s where my excitement for it ended.  As I read the book over the past week or so I was continuously bored with the story line.  It felt as if it was going nowhere.  Alix becomes Lily.  Lily’s husband Nicholas suspects something is amiss.  Nicholas figures out it isn’t Lily but continues to keep Alix around but doesn’t tell her he knows.  Blah blah blah.  Then the parts of the story with Alix’s uncle… yawn.  I don’t know, this book just didn’t do it for me.  I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.

One out of five stars.


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