Not a ‘Swell’ read

Jill Eisenstadt’s latest novel aims high but gets muddled somewhere in the middle.

December 28, 2017 18:29
2 minute read.
A SEEMINGLY haunted house in Queens is the setting for this jumbled, confusing novel

A SEEMINGLY haunted house in Queens is the setting for this jumbled, confusing novel. (photo credit: SUSAN JOUFLAS/TNS)


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As all waves in life go, what goes up must come down, and such is the case with Jill Eisenstadt’s novel Swell.

What starts off as an intriguing tale of murder, a few crazy characters and a bizarre love story, ends in chaotic confusion and cliffhangers with no sequel in sight. Which is not my idea of a good read. Several times I was forced to put the book down, unsure of whether I would continue.


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