Narrator was good. Story was okay. Ending was horrible. If you don't like loose threads, avoid this one.
I enjoyed the story and especially enjoyed the setting for this novel. The characters are engaging and the quality of writing is excellent, as usual, for Anita Shreve.
This is quite a bland story overall, the author tries to augment it slightly with some Native American tales now and then that ultimately doesn't quite blend in. Rather than adding character to the story, it just seems misplaced and borders on being ridiculous. All of the characters are one dimensional and by the end I cared very little about what happened to them, there was no reason to bond or empathise with any of them. In conclusion, I'd probably say it's one of her worst pieces of fiction. Definitely not up to Jodi Picoult's usual high standard of storytelling.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the storytelling (MUCH improved from her last few Merry books!) and the excellent narration. Well worth the credit spent! Can't wait for the next book!
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