Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BOOK REVIEW | The Last Kiss Goodbye by Tasmina Perry

Tasmina Perry

Tasmina Perry is one of my favourite authors and I always add her new releases to my wishlist the minute I hear one is due. I didn't love The Last Kiss Goodbye as I started to read as much as I feel I have others which is a little disappointing. It took me far longer to read than any of her other books, or those I have enjoyed recently

Everyone remembers their first kiss. But what about the last?

1961. Journalist Rosamund Bailey is ready to change the world. When she meets explorer and man about town Dominic Blake, she realises she has found the love of her life. Just as happiness is in their grasp, the worst happens, and their future is snatched away.

2014. Deep in the vaults of a museum, archivist Abby Gordon stumbles upon a breathtaking find. A faded photograph of a man saying goodbye to the woman he loves. Looking for a way to escape her own heartache, Abby becomes obsessed with the story, little realising that behind the image frozen in time lies a secret altogether more extraordinary. 

I didn't particularly to warm to the story or the characters and felt it was a very drawn out story that ran through the past and modern threads. Chapters would go in from one or other viewpoint although it just felt like it was changed to add something different to the story, and whilst necessary and the plot when you returned to the other you'd almost forgot about them. Nothing felt fully explored, more snippets here and there.

Despite the promise of Russian spies and forgotten love it didn't spark any joy with me which was very disappointing. Might you enjoy it, is it an easy read? Yes it is but not one I'd recommend you'd rush to add to your reading list.

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