This is a book that I might have missed if it were not provided to me for purposes of a review. I went into it without even glancing at the summary be..Show More »cause I was ready to be surprised. I am glad I had the chance to spend some time with such a wonderful story. There is so much going on and it does feel very true-to-life in the way it is presented. There is a bit of mystery and intrigue, but above all, there are interesting characters and a well-told story that is not quite a whodunnit, but more of a "what is really going on" sort of tale. While I did find the "romance scenes" somewhat blocky and awkward, I am not entirely sure that was not by design. The ending sort of reminded me of an episode of Seinfeld where I sort of had to as myself if that was actually it.
The narration was solid and well done. Perhaps it was the narration that made the "intimate" scenes seem so awkward. It felt clinical and detached.
This is something you might miss or pass over for a number of reasons, I would advise you to reconsider.