Monday, January 9, 2023

Book Review - Exiles (Aaron Falk, #3) by Jane Harper

Aaron Falk is a federal investigator, on his way to a small town deep in Southern Australia for a christening of a friend's baby. Aaron is hoping for a relaxing vacation but, his hopes are dashed when he realizes it's the one year anniversary of Kim Gillespie's disappearance.

A year ago, at a busy town festival, Kim tucked her sleeping baby into her stroller and left the stroller in the parking lot and then disappeared. No one has heard or seen her since. Kim's older daughter is desperate to find out what happened to her mother and makes a plea for anyone who has information to come forward. Falk decide to help with the case since, his old friend, Raco, can't seem to leave the case alone. As Falk enjoys his vacation, he notices that things has changed since Kim had disappeared. Will Falk be able to discover the truth behind Kim's disappearance?

The novel had an interesting premise but, it moved very slowly for my liking. The book was filled with boring filler after filler that I almost lost interest in the novel. I didn't connect with or liked any of the characters to be invested in the story. When the truth was revealed, it was a surprise but, it felt like it came out of nowhere especially, since there were two mysterious deaths and almost no details were revealed. I felt that there were a lot of characters at times and not all of them needed to be included as they added nothing to the story. I am not sure if I  would be interested in reading any of her other books after reading this book. This book is the final book in the series but, I was able to read it as a standalone. 

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