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Posted December 15, 2010
I give this novel 5 stars because among other things, it is one the most finely crafted and beautifully written novels I've ever read. It poses as a romance but there are layers to this text that make it much more than a great page turner.
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Posted May 29, 2012
A Kiss Before You Leave Me is literary fiction (one of those “you know it when you see it” things) with the plot of a suspense novel. The characters are different from the norm enough that guessing their secrets and how it will all work out is virtually impossible. How I felt about different characters kept changing as the story progressed with some significant surprises down the finishing stretch.
One item I noted was what seemed like a change in the point of view from one book (major sections of the novel) to the next. In reality it wasn’t a change in the point of view – it is all in third person – however, it changes from past tense to the narrator describing a series of paintings in present tense which allude, albeit ambiguously, to what happened. I don’t see anything wrong with this practice and these sections were well executed, but it may be off-putting to some readers.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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Posted December 9, 2010
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