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This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place - Maggie O'Farrell I am a fan of Maggie O' Farrell's novels but this book was all over the place for me and I just didn't come to grips with any of the characters or the constant shifts in time and place.

I find O' Farrells writing normally quirky and engaging but this book left me feeling frustrated the further along I read. I found the story so disjointed that picking up the book felt like a chore and the only reason I did finish the book was because of the prose. I didn't engage with the plot or the characters and couldn't find a sense of time or place in the novel. It wasn't as intriguing or satisfying as her previous works and I felt the storyline was weak and had no direction.
One of my all time favourite books was [b:The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|250729|The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348843114s/250729.jpg|3050927][bc:The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|250729|The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348843114s/250729.jpg|3050927][a:Maggie O'Farrell|91236|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1208204636p2/91236.jpg] which I found captivating and as intricately written.

I had saved [b:This Must Be the Place|26128897|This Must Be the Place|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1460054606s/26128897.jpg|46078766] for my holidays hoping for another experience of [b:The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|250729|The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348843114s/250729.jpg|3050927] but sadly I was left feeling disappointed.

My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this advance copy in return for an honest review.