What We Were Promised: #bookreview

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What We Were Promised looked so promising sitting on the NetGalley shelf. It’s a very well-written book.

All of the characters were seriously lacking in their interactions with each other. There wasn’t much tension between husband and wife, mother and daughter or boss and employee.

I think there was supposed to be tension between the brothers, and Lina and Qiang. Lina and Qiang were going to run off together 20 years ago but they didn’t. No one else knows their secret – not even Lina’s husband, Wei, who is also Qiang’s brother.

Qiang disappeared 20 years ago and has had no contact with his family since then. Lina wants to know what happened between them. I think she was hoping that he would come back for her.

Everything was set up for fireworks or a fight. There was hardly even a cross word. It’s great to have a civil discussion in real life but in a book, politeness doesn’t work out quite as well.

I wanted to like this book but it was a little bit boring. I guess I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars. It was not as entertaining as I had hoped it would be.

 

What We Were Promised on Amazon

  • I received an ebook from NetGalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are mine. Obviously.
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