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Rina’s Quick Audio Bytes ~ Audiobook Reviews in Short: Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

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Rina’s back with her review of the Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher audiobook! 

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Mud Vein by: Tarryn Fisher

Narrated by: Simone Lewis
Genre: Romance/Psychological Thriller
Source: Audible

Story: 3.5
Performance: 4
Overall: 4

“Life is too short to hide your wrongs, so I hide myself instead.”

Senna Richards is a reclusive novelist. She wakes to find herself in a strange bed, wearing unfamiliar clothes in her particular size, and locked inside a house with enough food to last a seasonal winter. The most unsettling discovery, she is not alone. Senna must revisit her painful past and piece together the clues, slowly closing in around her, before it’s too late.

Upon finishing Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher, I decided to digest the story a bit before writing my review. Ms. Fisher penned one of those rare novels that left me seriously unsure of whether I loved or hated the book. To be honest, I’m still undecided. I will say that the writing is top notch. Descriptive prose that draw you in so deep you feel as though you could reach out and touch the world created.

“Clarity bleeding through my denial. Warm against my numb brain.”

The main character was intense and flawed. Almost flawed to a fault. My lack of compassion towards Senna Richards at times could have much to do with my indecisiveness regarding the story as a whole. Mud Vein started slow, but my principal issue rested with the ending. I felt the tie up a bit rushed and somewhat unbelievable. The thriller junkie inside me had hoped for more of a psychological twist.

Simone Lewis did an excellent job of narrating Mud Vein. Her voice was clear and concise, leaving the line between character and storyteller indiscernible. A trait I’ve come to appreciate in a good narration.

All in all, Mud Vein was an interesting offering and a good choice for any reader who enjoys a enigmatic puzzle with a slow reveal. I found Ms. Fisher’s style of writing complex and beautiful, and I fully intend to check out more of her books.

 

~Rina

 

About the author:

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?

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