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"The book is beautifully paced; one feels Abby's clarity of purpose from the first page." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Amber on 06-21-07
a lot of promise
I enjoyed this book for the most part -- it had echoes of "The Weight of Water" but lacked the literary tightness. Still, one is drawn into the story, wanting and caring to know the outcome.
I thought the protagonist, Abby, was a sympathetically portrayed character whose distress and subsequent actions after a momentary lapse of supervision over a small girl were believable, and that readers/listeners can readily relate to her overwhelming feelings of guilt and confusion. The introductory passages to the chapters were intriguing, and I hope that the author's future writing will reflect more of the ambiguity of life and less of the "tie up all the loose ends" like a TV drama.
In short, I don't think you would be disappointed in this book or regret spending money on it, but you may find some irksome - though not critical - flaws.
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By Abby on 10-13-17
I don't think I can listen to another from this author after also listening to The Pact. Totally compelling because you keep thinking SOMETHING is about to happen soon. SPOILER ALERT:
But it just keeps going and going and the endings are so unsatisfying..if that is a word!
However, I stayed up all night listening!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful