Wednesday 20 September 2017

The Sleeper by J. Robert Janes

The SleeperThe Sleeper by J. Robert Janes
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Set in pre-ww2 Britain this is a custody battle to top all custody battles and be warned it is complicated or at least it appears that way. David Ashby has removed his daughter from Germany and his Nazi wife is determined to get her back using the influence of her General father. I have a read a pre proof copy of the book which could account for some of the difficult disconnections I found whilst reading, e.g. jumping from one location to another without a chapter break. In any case it still needs a good bit of work to be worthy of more than two stars. The story is okay, albeit getting three security services involved for a custody case seems excessive, however they must have seen some bargaining powers going begging  with the high level connections of the child mother. As historical fiction goes I liked the idea of examining relationships between Britain and Germany immediately prior to the war, a bit more detail might have helped.

View all my reviews

No comments:

Post a Comment