A Winter Grave Book Review

A Winter Grave Book Review

Title: A Winter Grave
Author: Peter May
Published: January 19, 2023, Riverrun
No. of Pages: 303
Cover Price: $11.99 Kindle

A Winter Grave is a dystopian thriller novel by bestselling author, Peter May. The novel starts with a young girl checking out her weather instruments at the top of a mountain and finds a frozen body. Cameron Brodie is a detective who doesn’t like doing things the modern way, and is disciplined and made to go into a snow filled village to solve a murder.

It is difficult to understand the positive hype to this strange dystopian novel with futuristic contraptions; the time spent on them is b-o-r-i-n-g. When the author mentioned things that have happened since today, and includes the decades old farce of climate change, and leftist garbage, it was time to move on to another novel and stop reading this one.

Although the first chapter of the novel draws attention, the next chapters are slow and it takes forever to get into the actual storyline. Many readers (me included) will quickly lose interest. While many critics love Peter May’s writing, this critic thinks it is a waste of time and chooses to skip his novels. Because this novel takes place in the future, it lacks the charm that the setting would generally evoke. The writing isn’t good, either; one gets the feeling that May sits at his typewriter with a thesaurus.

All told, this is a novel for Peter May’s diehard fans, and readers new to his novels will most likely skip them if this one is anything like is previous novels. It may be helpful to read one of his previous novels to see if they are better.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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