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The Master of Seacliff - Max Pierce

The Master of Seacliff: A Novel - Max Pierce 

 

Oh you!! You could have been a wonderful gothic-mm-harlequin (does the genre exist?) but no, you were satisfied to be just so so.

As a mystery, it's packed full of cliches and it's predictable. As a romance, it's disjoint because the important parts are quickly summarized -missing the 5 Ws of the major changes in Tim, Duncan and Andrew- to leave room to feelings and considerations repeated ad infinitum. It's a pity, because a more consistent development of this second aspect (characters and plot), would have made negligible the first part's flaws, inasmuch, in certain contexts, I don't mind cliches.