The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert

Posted August 26, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

The Midnight Side by Natasha MostertThe Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Thrillers
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A phone call from the dead. Lucid dreaming. A ghost manipulating the London stock exchange. And a truly frightening story of love gone wrong.

THE MIDNIGHT SIDE is a chilling tale of a seductive woman who, even from the grave, is able to manipulate events to her satisfaction. A haunting story of obsession and revenge, Natasha Mostert’s novel is an intricate psychological thriller with an ending that will leave you breathless.

This is the third book I have read by this author, and while I am a fan of mystery and fantasy it’s not a genre a read as much as I used to, but I know from past experience that the writer has a nice writing style. I have to say of the three books I have read by her, this one is probably my least favorite. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the book, the writing style is still good, and I could easily pick out the author’s voice within this book, but for whatever reason I did not connect with the main character which caused some issues in my enjoyment of the book.

So Alette is the main character in this book, and there is nothing exactly wrong with her per say, I didn’t connect with her at all. She wasn’t likable to me. And because I didn’t really like her, I didn’t exactly care about what happened to her within the book, which made it hard for me to get invested in the book. I think this is part of the reason I found myself putting this book down more often then I normally do when reading books.

The pacing of the book was pretty good, and the writing quality was good as well. The author has proven to be very good at painting a vivid picture with her words, something I really love about her writing. There were a couple of points within the book I thought were maybe a bit too predictable, but nothing that was over the top cliche or anything like that.

Overall, this book was okay. I have to say I prefer her other two books. Even though this book didn’t stand out to me, I think people who have read her books before should try out this book, after all just because I didn’t like Alette doesn’t mean that other readers won’t like her, so I would consider checking out this book.

About Natasha Mostert

She is the author of five novels. Her fourth novel, SEASON OF THE WITCH, is a modern gothic thriller about techgnosis and the Art of Memory and won the Book to Talk About: World Book Day 2009 Award. Film rights were sold to Allotria Productions with Emmy-award winning screenwriter, Andrew Davies, commissioned to write the script. Her fifth novel, THE KEEPER, is a thriller about martial arts, chi and quantum physics. Mostert’s sixth novel, DARK PRAYER, will be published in October 2014.

Mostert is a keen kickboxer. Visit her website at www.natashamostert.com to find out more about her involvement with the CPAU Fighting for Peace project, which teaches Afghan women how to box and feel empowered in their lives.

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