When troubled siblings head into the wilderness with their aging father, their hopes to secure their inheritance lead them to make unfathomable choices, even as their guide succumbs to alcoholism.
I really try to avoid posting negative reviews–when I don’t like a book, I just won’t finish reading it. But for some reason I kept reading The Serpent’s Bite even though I wasn’t really enjoying it, and since author Warren Adler has written a ton of books I think he can probably weather a bit of public negative criticism. At the outset I was drawn in by the meanness of the characters and hoped for something operatic and grand. Instead the story turned claustrophobic and perverse, and not in a good way. So despite the quality of the prose, plotting, and structure, I just didn’t really enjoy this book at all.