Review: Once Upon a River


In the small hours of this rainy Sunday morning, I finished a book. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. This is such an interesting book. Dark and mysterious and beguiling. It gently pulls you into its world and I’m sure there is an elegant comparison with flowing water to be made.

I really enjoyed it. It was fascinating to see the mystery unfold and the characters develop. It’s always interesting when you can’t decide whether or not you like or trust a character. And any book where you find yourself feeling part of its world is a good book!

There are some gently mystical elements, which I approve of, I’m a huge fan of magical realism, although this book isn’t that. But life can’t always be easily explained and this book really embraces that!

I got my copy through Netgalley, but it will be published on 17 January 2019, and I definitely recommend it!

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