Siren – Book Review
Author: Tara Moss
Genre: Mystery, thriller, Aussie
My rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: Published 28th June, 2011 by Bolinda Publishing
Format: Audiobook, 11 hours, 31 minutes
Yes, I’m back. You’d think that Covid-19 would give me more time to read (and write) but instead it upset my routine. Oh well, no harm, no foul – though I hope you, my reader friends, are managing okay?
Now, on to Siren. 🙂
What did I think?
This might be my favourite of the series yet. Firstly I have to say two things regarding the audio recordings of this series:
1. This is the first time that one of the books has been narrated by someone other than Moss, in this case, it was Edwina Wren. Wren did a fantastic job. Really! She managed to sound very much like Moss’s Mak, so there was no jarring as I listened. Also, Wren was great with accents (French accents are dotted throughout the book) and she provided a lot of variation in character voices as she read the story. Very impressive.
2. I have to say that, though perhaps Wren did a more professional job of it, I always liked Moss’s readings before. When I realised it wasn’t Moss reading I had a little ‘oh, no’ moment.
Moving on from the recordings, I started the book with a gripe over Mak’s relationship with Andy. I pretty much was beyond caring about bloody Andy (even if the sex was good…and supposedly it was), and about Andy and Mak and their inability to get along and make it work. In any early Goodreads update I believe my words to Mak were along these lines: Just move on, Mak, you’re better than that.
Anyhoo…very soon I forgot my annoyance and got into the story which, naturally, involves Mak being in danger. Hey, just accept it. The novel was a mix of mystery and thrills involving burlesque (very welcome), a visit to France, a missing person, murder, other odd creepy stuff (which Moss is very skilled at bringing) and, well, there is a man in Mak’s life. But, I’m not saying whether it is Andy or not.
Siren ended on a rather interesting note. Will Mak continue her career goal to be a forensic psychology or will she settle into her private investigation work? Or, is she going rogue?
I enjoy Moss’s Makedde Vanderwall series because even though it deals with dark and disturbing happenings it still – somehow – doesn’t leave me needing therapy. 😛 The books are easy-read in that ‘great yarn’ sort of way.
Only one book in the series to go.