Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Book Review - Breathless by Amy McCulloch


Breathless by Amy McCulloch
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Journalist Cecily Wong is in over her head. She's come to Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, to interview internationally famous mountaineer Charles McVeigh on the last leg of a record-breaking series of summits. She's given up everything for this story--her boyfriend, her life savings, the peace she's made with her climbing failures in the past--but it's a career-making opportunity. It could finally put her life back on track.

But when one climber dies in what everyone else assumes is a freak accident, she fears their expedition is in danger. And by the time a second climber dies, it's too late to turn back. Stranded on a mountain in one of the most remote regions of the world, she'll have to battle more than the elements in a harrowing fight for survival against a killer who is picking them off one by one.

 My Thoughts: Not a bad story per say but it was just to slow moving and predictable for me. I thought maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it so I even laid it down for a bit and came back but still just couldn't get into it.

The cover is absoultely gorgeous and some of the mountain climbing know how was really interesting but Cecily tore me up and annoyed me to no end. She was like one of those little gnats that you can't get rid of. Actually I had no real interest in any of the characters and just wanted to get thru the book.

I found it interesting how the author used her own climbing expertise in creating this book and as I said those parts were pretty nice but the book was just not what I would call thrilling sadly.

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