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Posted June 11, 2012
Dark and depressing, but simply not the psychological thriller
Dark and depressing, but simply not the psychological thriller I was expecting. Each chapter of this book is narrated by one of the three main characters (Ron, Silva and Annabel). Primarily, Ron is told in third person view, Annabel in first person and Silva in second person. Just when I was interested in what was happening with a particular character, the point of view would change with the next chapter. As the chapters tended to be quite short, approximately 2 to 6 pages, I found the narration to get a little frustrating and it was hard to keep my attention.
The character whose situation I was most drawn to was Annabel, but as the storyline progressed, her situation just became more and more unbelievable. Once Annabel’s rental car was pulled from the wreckage of the bridge, and it was discovered Silva’s husband and daughter were the occupants, I expected the connection between Annabel and Silva’s husband Stefan to be revealed to Silva resulting in some sort of confrontation between the two women. Instead, the author chose to deal more with Silva’s emotional state over her loss and the day-to-day trials of living as a vagrant. Even Annabel’s husband Colin returning in the storyline wasn’t used to its potential. The author does reveal certain truths at the very end of the book, but it just seemed rushed and a waste to have waited that late in the storyline. The ending leaves you hanging.
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Posted October 14, 2011
So far, so good....
I just started it, but I like it so far. There's a recently-married couple, and the wife just told the husband that she's pregnant. He had told her early in the relationship that he did not want children, so he is (quite rightfully in my opinion) upset about this. There's also a person recently released from prison. We're off to a promising start.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 5, 2011
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