Thursday, October 6, 2011

review: the traitor's wife by kathleen kent

Kathleen Kent’s The Traitor’s Wife (previously published as The Wolves of Andover) serves as a prequel to The Heretic's Daughter as it explains how Martha and Thomas met. Martha went to work for her pregnant cousin with the hopes of finally finding a husband, which she did when she started connecting with another member of the household staff. Knowing that Martha and Thomas had a number of children in The Heretic’s Daughter, there was no question these two would find love as The Traitor’s Wife progressed which meant all of Martha’s pining was a little boring. Furthermore, the characters were not written in a way that created a connection between them and the reader; my only interest in their story came from what I knew about them previously. I enjoyed The Heretic’s Daughter, so this was quite the disappointment. The Traitor’s Wife added nothing to the story other than confirmation that Thomas had indeed participated in the execution of England’s king.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Back Bay Books.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen quite a few reviews for this book where the reader was disappointed. I think this is a book I'll skip.