I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is an entertaining book that tells the true human story of a family dynamic. The prose is lyrical and the way the author interweaves the tales of each family member is exceptional. The listener is given an intimate view of the inner thoughts of the characters. The story is one I will remember for a long time. The ending does not disappoint.
Very imaginative of the author to envision the back story of a "wicked" stepmother. It is hard to review this book without giving away the plot, so suffice it to say this was a very interesting story. The characters were well developed and the plot fairly well paced. And there were several plot twists that induced a little jaw dropping.
I enjoyed the book so much I read reviews and interviews with the author which all made me want to read more by her. I highly recommend this book.
This book starts off with a "bang" and picks up momentum. By the time it's over you stop and ask yourself, "did all that really happen in one day?" Indeed. The good thing about this book is that there are interesting characters and for a while, you're invested in their well being. Unfortunately, the ending is not fulfilling. The book jumps the shark, and a great set-up ends disappointingly.
The story began in an interesting way, but I quickly realized that without knowing it, I had selected a Christian Fiction book. I was afraid that it would be trite, shallow and heavy handed with an overly religious tone, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was not that way at all. The characters were nicely varied and the plot was as interesting as any other in the amateur sleuthing genre. I tired of the main character's complaints, at times, but overall, I would recommend this book to others as a good, entertaining suspenseful mystery.
This book grabbed my attention from the first few minutes of listening. I was hooked and enjoyed hearing the story unfold. The characters were strongly written and I was interested in their inter-relationships and back-stories. The author skillfully wove all of this information about the characters in without affecting the pacing of the plot in a negative away.There were many suspenseful moments throughout the book that kept me guessing. The end was satisfying and made me want to read the sequel without making me feel cheated by a cliff-hanger. Very well done.
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