Title: The Hawkman
Author: Jane Rosenberg LaForge
Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction
First published: 5 June 2018 by Amberjack Publishing
Edition: E-book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher
I wish I loved this book more. I liked the writing style, the characters were interesting and the story was heart wrenching, but I found myself skimming through pages at times.
This book is written from various points of view. I did not mind that and I think that it did work in terms of the story that was being told. In this way we find out how our characters came to be where they are now. I am not sure I quite liked Miss Williams, as I never felt I quite knew her, but I thought The Hawkman was a very interesting character, along with the various people surrounding the two main characters.
I did feel the book meandered unneccessarily at times, especially with Miss Williams’ stories, which I found distracting, but the horrid insights into the Great War were well done and gave solid background to those characters it involved.
I think a lot of people will love this book, but in the end I simply did not connect to the characters enough for my liking. It did not provoke the emotions I wanted it to.
4 out of 7 stars