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Posted September 7, 2011
This book is fantastic.
It is gripping and compelling all the way through, never losing urgency and tension. The mystery is revealed so carefully, never too much revealed at a time. I felt invested in the story right from the first page.
Despite it being a thriller, the characters are well drawn, interesting, varied, and believable. The dialog is realistic.
I'm sensitive to the pacing of stories and how much is told v.s. shown. I thought this book kept the balance of both those things perfectly. It's been a long time since I felt so engaged in a story. I was completely engrossed all the way through.
There's a reveal half way through that upped the tension so much and made me care so much that I was reading late into the night, wanting to know how it turned out!
I've never read anything by Michael Wallace before, but I will be reading more of his work in the future. I am definitely a fan now!
[I particularly appreciated the compassionate and humane way that the residents of the mental health facility were portrayed]
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