Where do I even begin... well, I don’t recommend this book. I read it for a Monday book club I was expecting to join, but didn’t end up showing because this book was so boring that I couldn’t get it done on time (though I was relieved to find many members of the club felt the same way). Still, though I didn’t go to the meeting, I was determined to finish it. I kept putting this book down. I even set timers to force myself to sit and read this book for a period of time before allowing myself to do something else. To note: I had not read any of the previous books in this series. Now, my thoughts: I didn’t like the eventual (promiscuous) introduction of our leading lady, Nancy, and how her background still remained up in the air by the end. I also didn’t like how it ended for Momu, Dillah, and Sami. I thought too many characters were introduced in detail without it being useful to the story or adding to it - specifically, all the characters from St.Denis who weren’t at all part of the plot. Also, I felt as though some French words were better left in English so the reader didn’t have to google the meaning - for example, the “Mairie”. I did, however, find learning about Jihadists and France, and the history and politics around that to be interesting. I did also like the foods and landscape descriptiveness. It was also satisfying how things ended with Deutz. Still, overall this is not a book I would recommend. I will not be reading the other books in the series.

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