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I fell for it. Even though I thought the summary of this story was more strange than interesting, I plunged forward thinking I would get a "Stieg Larsson" like experience. Nope, didn't happen.
An 18 year investigation into the true family bloodline of a miracle baby that survived a devastating plane crash was interminable. Two families are fighting to raise the child as their granddaughter. How about a DNA test during that 18 year period where the results are published? I proceeded more from persistence than curiosity.
Stieg Larsson gave us complex, fascinating storylines and the best modern character ever written with Lisbeth Salandar. Nothing like that with this book.
I will say the the author writes well and the narrator was good. That's the best I can say.
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Insane that this book got a single good review, let alone multiple ones. I kept trying to finish it and simply couldn't. I wanted to hit every single character over the head for being an idiot. There is NOTHING redeeming here: two-dimensional characters, contrived plot, glaring errors (i.e. We are told that Credule, the investigator, was the "sole father figure" in Mark's life...but when Mark needs to reach him, he needs to ask a favor in order to get Credule's address and phone number...Seriously? After 18 years you don't know the guy's address or phone number? Pretty poor "father figure." We are also told, of course, that DNA was not available at the time of the crash--otherwise the whole plot would be irrelevant--and yet, the author is happy to have Mark texting the girl in the story with 2005 abandon even though it's 1998.). The voice, which I thought was acceptable for the first half hour or so, gets more and more irritating as the cumbersome writing gets more and more contrived. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID. A total waste of time.
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