This is a wonderful story ruined by the narrator. Her phrasing was terrible and she kept reversing small words - sometimes it mattered, sometimes not. I have always loved Lowell's novels. I was really looking forward to this one. I ended up buying the print version of this book so I could enjoy it.
I loved the first two books in this trilogy (Fall from Grace and Loss of Innocence). I couldn't wait to read this book to see how Patterson resolved this family's convoluted situation. I'm pretty open-minded and anything but a prude, but the "ick" factor just left me cold. Realistically, I don't see how there could ever be a "happily ever after" as implied in the epilogue.
I hope this is the first of many books in this series. I haven't been this impressed with the beginning of a series since I read Sue Grafton's A Is For Alibi. The principles are intriguing and more than a little different from your usual lead characters. I didn't figure out who the villain was until the very end, which is unusual for me. I can't wait for the second book.
MR's Joe O'Loughlin series continues to entertain and give the brain a good workout trying to figure out who the villain is. I've thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series.
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