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A BookViral Review Of La Vida Segunda By Esther Escott

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  • Format:Kindle Edition
  • Print Length:140 pages
  • Publisher:Andrew Benzie Books; 1 edition (10 April 2020)
  • Language:English
  • ASIN:B087482T8F
  • Genre: Crime/Mystery


The BookViral Review:

In a genre overladen by mediocre offerings, La Vida Segunda, The Second Life, proves a gem of a read with the Escotts delivering a genuinely enticing tale. Their Santa Cruz Mountain setting being particularly well described and atmospheric whilst acerbic prose quickly capture the imagination. 

Sadly, too many authors take standard crime tropes and do nothing more than rehash them but here the Escotts have made them feel fresh, enthralling and unique to their story. Yes, it’s undeniably dark at times, but fans of the genre will lap it up as the Escotts lead them through a maze of scenes where mystery and menace is rarely far away. 

Character development is very good too with Will coming across as wholly authentic as he finds himself caught between the realities of his early retirement and the backdrop of unsolved murders in the surrounding redwood forest. Underpinned by an intriguing plot, the dialogue is well nuanced whilst the narrative is quick to gather forward momentum with enough unexpected twists to sate the most ardent of armchair detectives.

Overall, La Vida Segunda: The Second Life proves a delightful read which should be well received by fans of the genre. Especially those who appreciate the nuances of a solid overarching plot and strong characters. It is definitely recommended. 

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