Review: The Night Letters by Denise Leith
Although this book has a true sense of authenticity and place (author Denise Leith lived in Afghanistan for a time,) this story was, sadly, not a winner for me. Parts of the narrative were a little too slow for my liking, and though there are other narrators within the novel, I found Sofia to be quite irritating. I didn't quite understand why the author mentioned her wayward and selfish younger sister at all, as the inclusion seemed totally unnecessary, except to point out just how angelic and wonderful Sofia was. On the other hand, the plot about the letters and the missing boys is written in a way that is believable and compelling. Certainly the reactions of the locals show a good insight into human nature.
This one may not have been the book I was looking for, but with a 4.2 overall rating on Goodreads, it is obvious that The Night Letters has won the hearts of plenty of readers.
Thank you to Ventura Press for my copy of The Night Letters.
The Night Letters has been read for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021