The Big Dig

by Linda Barnes

Friday, August 22, 2003

A bit disappointing on the whole. After a long wait for the latest of Carlotta Carlyle’s adverntures I wasn’t as thrilled as I hoped to be.

I was pleased with the way Barnes is taking Carlotta’s character forwards and the directions that some of the recurring characters are going off in wasn’t what I would have expected - this is a good thing. Whether it’s true or not I’m not sure, but it feels to me like this series has used the ‘two unrelated plotlines veering together on a collision course’ thing too many times before. It’s not an unbelievable coincidence that drags the two halves of the story together really, just as it hasn’t been before, and I did enjoy it, it just wasn’t quite as plausible as I’d have liked.