Friday, August 22, 2014

Not Much of a Mystery

Although her husband Bob, has apologized for his one-night-stand, Jessica Mayhew finds that she can't forgive him. Her anger with her husband colors all aspects of her life including her job as a psychotherapist.

Gwydion Morgan, a young actor, comes to Jessica with a button phobia and recurring nightmares. Jessica begins to think that there's more to the nightmares than a mental problem, and at the same time is drawn to the young man.

This book didn't live up to my expectations. The plot is fairly obvious, and the main character not very likeable. Jessica Mayhew is supposed to be a psychotherapist, but her behavior often borders on the unethical. Although the setting in Wales is well described, it isn't enough to carry the problems with the plot and main character.

On the other hand, I did like some of the secondary characters. Bob, Jessica's husband, seems too good to be true. He may have had an affair, but he helps with the children and is trying very hard to get back in Jessica's good graces. Her daughters are realistic. Nella is a typical teenager testing her limits, and although we don't seem much of Rose, she is realistic.

I can't recommend this book as a mystery. However, if you enjoy interesting settings, you may like that aspect.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.