"Out of time Thriller"

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I saw thriller in the activities of Alex searching for the lost paint. He wants to unravel the mystery behind the stolen artefact.

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jjmainor wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 02:23
I agree, it was a romance and not a thriller, and it should have been marketed as such to avoid the disappointment I've seen from some of the other reviewers.
Yeah, the novel should have been categorized as romance, with a touch of mystery. I hope the author's future books either live up to the thriller promise, or will be appropriately labelled. Thanks for your comment.

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joycechitwa wrote:
21 Aug 2018, 01:12
jjmainor wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 02:23
I agree, it was a romance and not a thriller, and it should have been marketed as such to avoid the disappointment I've seen from some of the other reviewers.
Yeah, the novel should have been categorized as romance, with a touch of mystery. I hope the author's future books either live up to the thriller promise, or will be appropriately labelled. Thanks for your comment.
I agree because it was an excellent romance, but looking at others' reviews, it gets a bad rap because it's mislabeled. Then again, maybe the author is trying to lure in a broader audience by reaching for the thriller title.

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The only real true "thriller" part I felt like was at the end. Besides that, I feel like it should be marketed towards a historical-romance rather than a thriller.

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According to the reviews it is not the thriller. It Is kind of misleading.

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joycechitwa wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 04:41
Belle Ami categorically states that her book is an "Out of time thriller". In my view, the book does not fit in the authentic "Thriller" category at all, but more of romance in a historical setting. The sense that there is looming danger or urgency to act fast, or a deadline to get the mission done, is totally missing.

Did you find a specific reason to label it as a thriller?
I did not find this to be a thriller at all. It was completely a romance novel with some historical references. I'm not sure I'd even categorize it as historical fiction. I thought the categories were completely misleading.

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I agree that this should have been marked more as a romance or just fiction, rather than being labeled a thriller. There definitely was not enough suspense to be labeled as such.

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I think the ending made it into a thriller, although the rest of the book wasn't very intense.

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Post by Julie Petitbon »

This novel is definitely a romance. The focus is more on the romantic relationships from the three different time periods. The "thriller" aspect was secondary to that. Having Sorento chasing after Angela and Alex made it thrilling and suspenseful, but those scenes were not as prevalent as the blossoming romances.

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RT_offscript wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 10:43
After reading "The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci," I agree that the book does not have all the stereotypical elements of a thriller, which is partly due to the early revelation of Scordato's malicious intent. However, I actually would still classify Ami's work as a thriller for the following reasons:

- In my opinion, a thriller is a story that involves a mystery or crime; and "The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci" involves solving the mystery of the existence or non-existence of a painting. Furthermore, Max Jaeger wanted to find evidence that could clear his uncle's name.

- Lastly, I believe that the "looming danger" is represented by Scordato's persistent threat to perpetuate the vicious cycle of everyone's past lives.
You said the exact things I wanted to say. However, the book was completely enjoyable

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From the reviews I've seen, I agree that it's not a thriller.

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