Mar 302015
 
Review: The WatchersThe Watchers (The Angelus Trilogy #1) by Jon Steele
Published by Signet on Apr 2, 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
Format: Paperback from Purchased
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Rating: two-stars

Every hour, childlike Marc Rochat circles the Lausanne cathedral as the watchmen have done for centuries. Then one day a beautiful woman draws him out of the shadows—the angel his mother once promised him would come.

But Katherine Taylor is no angel. She’s one of the toughest and most resourceful call girls in Lausanne. Until something unnatural seething beneath a new client’s request sends her fleeing to the sanctuary of an unlikely protector.

Into their refuge comes Jay Harper. The private detective has awakened in Lausanne with no memory of how he got there—and only one thing driving him forward: a series of unsettling murders he feels compelled to solve.

Pray for the three strangers. They have something in common they can’t begin to imagine.

This book was long. So long. Not just in pages, but in feel too. Some long books can zip by, and you’d never know they were over 700 pages in length. With this book, I felt every page.

I actually considered DNF-ing a few times, but by then I was already halfway through, and I kept thinking “I’ve already gone this far, I have to finish”. I mean really, once you’ve read 400 pages, what’s another 300?

The book focused mostly on 3 people, Marc, Katherine and Jay. Of the three, I only really liked Marc. I didn’t care at all about the other two, not that I disliked them, I just didn’t feel anything towards them, and so I didn’t care what happened to them.

Overall, this book made me feel very apathetic. I just didn’t get into it, and due to its length and the amount of time I put into reading it, that makes me very sad. Oh well, I guess you can’t love them all.

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