By: Ali Carter
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.)
This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a tiny bit of romance, and humor; but none of it was overly exciting or thrilling. I found the beginning very slow with too many details.
I couldn’t figure out the time period of this tale for a while. I assumed it was 1800s because of the servants and titles (such as lord, lady, etc.), but then they got into their fancy cars and drove off. It was very modern with a twist — which I enjoyed.
The mystery part of A Brush With Death was pretty good! It definitely wasn’t Agatha Christie worthy (as it claimed on the back), but the author did a good job with keeping the mystery going. I did think it ended a little abruptly.
I have very mixed feelings on this book. I didn’t mind reading it, but I would definitely not read it again.