'My name is Dr Maria Martinez and I am - was - a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. I am 33 years old. Place of birth: Salamanca, Spain. And I was convicted of the murder of a Catholic priest.'
Maria is in prison. She says she's innocent and is fighting to clear her name. Because deep down she knows the truth better than anyone. Doesn't she?
I am often surprised at the quality of manuscripts that make it to publication. This is a case in point. The author clearly knows nothing about Asperger's Syndrome which afflicts her tedious central character & she insults her readers and those who have the Syndrome by her shoddy depiction of it. Why she could not take the time to do a little basic research at the very least escapes me.
The book is also badly written and peppered with grammatical errors and clumsy prose. The story line is totally unbelievable & frankly laughable.
The reader does a passable job given the execrable material.
If I could have given this book no stars in order to comment on it - I would have.
Just terrible- unbelievable rubbish- ridiculous events and unsympathetic characters. A waste of time. Well read however!
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What did you like most about The Spider in the Corner of the Room?
Wow! I loved this book. Starting with the confusing state our protagonist finds herself in, the reader follows every emotion (or lack of) and twist along this exciting journey. I judge how good a book is by how much time I spend thinking about it when I'm not reading or listening to it......well I couldn't wait to get back to the gripping Spider in the Corner of the Room. High praise for Yolanda Kettle too. Great delivery with authentic tones and accents for the different characters. Can't wait for the next instalment.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Maria - very likeable character, very well crafted by the author which gave me new insight into the life of someone with Aspergers
What does Yolanda Kettle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Fantastic performance from Yolanda
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