Thunder on the Right

by Mary Stewart

Rating: 3 out of 5.

From the back cover of my copy…

A strange, tense and fast-moving novel set in the Pyrenees…

All true, especially the strange!

I found Stephen & Jenny’s relationship & the machinations of Jenny’s mother quite odd at the start.

I loved the description of a wonderful meal that Jenny enjoyed in the first chapter, but didn’t think the scenery descriptions were as evocative as usual in a MS novel.

Some of the writing was quite clumsy especially Gillian’s amnesia and most of Jennifer’s interactions with the villainous Bussac were pretty high on the “ew” scale for me.

But, once again Mary Stewart wrote a really thrilling finale. I really couldn’t put it down.

It’s funny – I enjoyed [book:My Brother Michael|336409] less but have ranked it a fraction higher on GR. I think that may be the writing skill – or possibly my mood when reading the books.

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