Book review

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Harold Fry, #2)
Read date: Dec 2018

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After the loveliness that was Harold Fry and his adventures, this was always going to be risky: it’s a re-telling of the story from the other end, that of Queenie Hennessy. Sadly, for me, this didn’t quite come off. It felt to me as if the plot was a little too thin, stretched out too far, and at times I found myself speed-reading to get to the next point. It wasn’t bad – the writing is solid, the characters solid if a little one-dimensional at times – but in the end there just wasn’t enough going on to hold my attention. I wanted to like it, and started to read with a lot of goodwill, and that kept me going through. Any remaining, sadly, was blown spectacularly in the last few pages.

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