I made it through four or five of the “episodes” of The Witch Who Came in from the Cold over several days. Then I looked at how much more of the book I had left to go. I looked at my colleague, who has been reading very, very long, semi-serialized work on places like Wattpad. And I gave her this book, having not finished it, because I think she might like it more than I did.
There is nothing wrong or objectionable about this book. It just didn’t work for me. The plot was unspooling too slowly for my tastes. The main characters didn’t really speak to me. Often, depending on the author of each episode, the writing was a little too simplistic or sparse. I enjoy reading Russian-inspired tales of espionage, but this didn’t do it.