This book started out OK- flipping back and forth between Nick and Amy and got you wondering what was going on. But in the end, this is a novel about two horrible people in a story that is way too hard to accept and believe. When you have a story where there is no character to relate to or root for, at the end you just end up disappointed. There are many ways that Nick is presented as a weak and undesireable character, but being asked to believe or accept the choices he makes at the end along with his little weak moments when we are supposed to believe he can't live without Amy is too much. And I don't care how "bright" Amy is, even if I believe her initial machinations, there is no way I can believe that Desi conveniently was doing nothing that anyone can alibi or vouch for on the day Amy disappears (along with many other things I couldn't believe), so he is conveniently available for her to use as a kidnapper. There are just too many ways in which the characters and the action left me with an "Ok, sure!" reaction.As to the writing style and characterization, the "voice" she gives the main characters is at times cringe-worthy and often inconsistent.
Actually the ending fits perfectly with the preposterous story and characters.
The performances were above average.
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