Review: Lowcountry Convictions

  • Title:
    • Lowcountry Convictions
  • Author:
    • CJ Geisel
  • Release:
    • May 18, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Laura C. Saunders
  • Series:
    • Lowcountry Psychic, Book 2

The intro of this story has me feeling a bit conflicted about it. It re-introduces characters and the setting. While I could have used that for Anhedonia, I reviewed Lowcountry Incantations recently (at the time of writing this) so it only managed to slow the pace of the novel down.

Eventually, it managed to pick up speed and I was hanging onto every word for a while. It did get slow again and kinda lost me after a while. It felt like there was too much back and forth. Just more of the same, over and over and I got bored and took a break.

I wasn’t sure where this series would go from the first novel. While they did manage to work in the whole ghost and psychic thing again, I don’t think it could go on, sadly. It would start to feel like Scooby-Doo. Where the characters are just solving cases they keep bumping into. I almost never talk about endings and the reason I bring this up was that I think it left things off in a satisfying way.

I did notice an error (No timestamp for the audiobook, sorry). When a character says “What evidence could they possibly have that she’s innocent?” while trying to prove her innocence. I have no idea how this could have slipped past so many people and kinda took me out of the moment. As mistakes do, but I admit I enjoy finding mistakes in stories.

While characters have never been my thing, I really enjoyed this group. The way they all interact and communicate is believable. They really feel like a genuine group of newfound friends. I wish I could describe why or how. I’ve always been a loner and people have never been my thing. I rarely talk about people or characters in stories because I don’t understand them. Even now, I can’t remember a single character’s name. Just the idea that they represent. I remember characters based on context clues or dialogue.

The narration overall is great. There was an instance where the character perspective shifted and I wasn’t able to tell (based on the narrator’s voice). Otherwise, she was great and there weren’t any issues with the audiobook.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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