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Mairis Mermaid gFrom my editor s letterWhat if you were told that in the very near future you could take a pill from a doctor and any ailments you may have will disappear with no side effects When anthropologist Duncan McCloud is hired by a pharmaceuticaliant that s exactly what he s told he ll be working toward But how can an anthropologist especially one specializing in a Sri Lankan healing ritual help with this ambitious project As Duncan dives further into his research his wife Dr Grace McCloud starts receiving anonymous messages warning her about ambiguous dangers around this company including some about the traditional masks involved in her husband s research And then people she knows start mysteriously dyingReading Ruvanee s debut novel had me turning the pages faster than any book in recent memory Just *Like Grace I Too Wanted To Get *Grace I too wanted to et the bottom of this mystery But what kept me in awe was not only the vast conspiracy that Ruvanee masterfully spins in this delightful literary suspense but also that in her writing she allows us to spend time in the uieter moments of the bonds a husband

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wife have the secrets they may keep from each other In the end this book weaves a compelling story from New Jersey to Sri Lanka all the while tackling with ease huge issues like our trust in Big Pharma and how our cultural backgrounds can play their own part in our belief systems Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book 3 stars Honestly I think I m being a little enerous with The Shadow of Your Smile giving this book a three star review considering I marked it as DNF at 24% completed I had such high expectations for this book specifically when I found out I had been approved for it It sounded like something I would really enjoy Dark mysterious I sort ofot Mara Dyer vibes off of it in the beginning when I began reading It talks about how the book was researched and accurate when discussing different cultural practices that are alluded to within the plot What made me want to stop reading was the writing style It may work for some people don t et me wrong I just found that the author struggled to focus on one plot and jumped around a lot which left me confused as to what the main story line was supposed to be I settled on murdermystery and then it turned to some sort of business deal and then it dappled with some secrecy I don t know it left me confused but it may work for some people I m sure all of it was supposed to tie together but I just ended up losing patience with it As for the characters I had a hard time connecting with any of them None of them seemed uniue none of them seemed interesting enough to leave an impression on me they all seemed kind of bland to be completely honest Like I said it had a lot of potential I just wound up losing patience Too little time to spend on books you re not totally invested in While this book has some interesting information about Sri Lanka I find the writing style to be lacking for example there are many instances where a full paragraph is just a character asking themselves uestions and the plot confusing rather "than mysterious though still easy to figure out once you re "mysterious though still easy to figure out once you re 23 of the way through Lots of misdirection that doesn t really pay off plotwise For example there is a plot point based around a character being Muslim that doesn t seem to really serve a purpose An investigation into murder becomes a dance with the devil in a breakthrough novel of illusion conspiracy and beliefThe alumni of an international boarding school have athered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead The medical examiner’s report isn’t wh.

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The Mask CollectorsReally explained How could a roup of people who "MET AS KIDS IN KANDY STILL BE IN TOUCH "as kids in Kandy still be in touch these years later It s too far fetched My friend who lives in Colombo has his two teen boys in an International School there and there s no way the fleeting relationships of an international school would support such a plot lineI liked being taken to Sri Lanka to places I knew and have visited but the whole thing just didn t el for me On a Facebook book club that I use somebody said they d picked it because they wanted to learn about Sri Lanka Sorry but this book because they wanted to learn about Sri Lanka Sorry but this book isn t Becoming Mona Lisa going to help anybody with that particular ambitionSo aside from not believing the relationships between the KISroup not finding the plot in the slightest bit feasible not liking the emphasis on Sri Lanka as some kind of mumbo jumbo backward country and being professionally offended by what the author thinks marketing strategy is about the book shows a lot of promise and I might well read this author again 3 Stars Read early thanks to First Reads comes out in June 2019I read this over the course of one day and I was really enjoying the way the mystery was unfolding and it kept me interested for 75 80% of the time but I found that the resolution wrapped up too uickly and too neatly considering the scale of the implications that the book was making Assigned 4 stars Unusual but tense and thought provoking Misleading Title This is a weird medical mystery It is NOT a suspenseful thriller about strange dark ritual ceremonies using masks exorcism of demons and spirits although it refers to them In addition the intriguing masks are only hanging on an office wall in the USA and are clues that appear in a photograph Really What a bait and switch The title is so very intriguing The author writes a orgeous travelogue of Sri Lanka however that s not uite the book I was expecting Interesting concept about placebo drugs and a shady drug company but the core mystery lost focus with side plots and unnecessary characters Why does Grace the wife study the ovaries of flies We hear about her fly dissections numerous times throughout the book and the author creepily mentions she needs the ovaries but we never learn why or how this even relates to the story The characters of Marla and the neighbor Gordon are annoying and don t really advance the plot several paragraphs are wasted on interactions with them One of the main mysteries we as the reader are faced with is a voicemail Grace receives from Angie the woman who dies at the beginning of the book We finally hear the voicemail than halfway through the book and it is so stupid and isn t really he really struggled to "Read This Book This Month "this book this month read it in dribs and drabs There was nothing wrong with it but I just couldn t seem to et lost in it Yesterday I d read about 20% and vowed to finish the book I rattled through it There s been a lot happening this month so the book isn t to blame for my slow ness It I uite a slow paced book and can take a while to et into but it s well worth the effort The book really takes off when Duncan is sent overseas This is the moment when the book becomes terrific as things start to unravel and threads start to connect There are many jaw hits the floor moments from this point onwards I didn t want the book to end and I wore out my kindle flicking through the pages. Gin to unravel Risking than their own lives Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing forIn taut precise language Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer’s debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception the power of belief and what is left unspoken between husbands and wive. N the story and it s forgotten as uickly as it s brought upJanie is 9 years old but talks and acts like a much younger child I found it unrealistic that a child of her age a much younger child I found it unrealistic that a child of her age remain completely oblivious to the fact that she s been kidnapped and that every adult around her is on a serious edge Many conversations throughout the book are over explanatory and feel like they only exist to advance very specific plot points that are resolved unsatisfactorily looking at you airplane conversations The end of the book seems to suggest that you can will away infertility and Grace ending up pregnant almost immediately after realizing she d willed herself into six miscarriages was not only far fetched but too neat a bowI did not connect with either Grace or Duncan They each spend the *MAJORITY OF THE BOOK BEING ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS ABOUT EVERYTHING *of the book being absolutely clueless about everything s oing on until about 90% through despite the many many clues heaped into their laps Duncan is especially In Defense of History: Marxism and the Postmodern Agenda guilty of thisiven that Bent acts suspiciously from the start but he doesn t do much than wonder what s The Armlet of the Gods going on and ask himself the same uestions over and over Grace s internal monologue is insufferable and her big secret is overall a letdown plotwise Bentives away all his and Cinasat s secrets in the last few pages of the book with little resistanceI The Crystal Rose give this two stars because I made myself finish it and I found the information about Sri Lanka interesting I also enjoyed thelossary at the end that explains some of the terms used DNF 10%I usually try to read than 10% before abandoning a book but in this case I struggled to read the very first few pages and I know that my opinion of the book won t improve further along the way so I am calling it uitsI love the cover the title and the summary is intriguing enough My issue is the writing style What should have straightforward scenes or observations seemed to be written by Yoda The opening chapter is needlessly confounding almost as if the author euates lack of clarity with a suspenseful atmosphereI doubt that the writing style will drastically change so I am doing myself a favour by putting this book on the side This was my choice for the Prime First Reads for May 2019 This is an oddly complicated story that moves between the USA and Sri Lanka kicking off with the reunion "of a roup of people who studied together at the international school in Kandy When one of them dies Grace "a roup of people who studied together at the international school in Kandy When one of them dies Grace her husband Duncan Finding Happily-Ever-After (Matchmaking Mamas, get sucked into an increasingly complex web of lies and deceit Duncan has areat new job for a pharmaceutical company but he s not a pharmacist he s an anthropologist Apparently he s supposed to be helping them with their marketing strategy I work in marketing I work on strategy and this part of the storyline is laughably poor Even once I d finished the book it still made zero sense to me that they had done thisPeople love to believe that big Pharma is evil and this book plays into that but the plot is ludicrous Placebos and anti placebos nocebos I think they called them are just too far fetched as a plot driver that justifies killing lots of people I also found it bizarre that a US pharmaceutical company could have been inspired by Sri Lankan ritualsThere are a lot of aps in this story People come and o without really being properly introduced The whole Kandy International School pre story is never. At anyone expects Oddly the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile a Sri Lankan ritual he’s spent years studyingWhen Duncan’s new employer a pharmaceutical iant sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses and his wife Dr Grace McCloud starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything the threads of a sweeping conspiracy be. ,
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