Far From You was a well written book and had me up into the late hours finishing it.
I liked the character of Sophie, even though at times I felt like she was little dramatic. I couldn’t really relate to any of the characters because other than Sophie none of them had a real story.
While the mystery of who did the first killing really didn’t take that long to figure out once a few pieces were put together. Boucing around between the past and present was a nice touch. But while I should have been getting an understanding of this grand relationship between Sophie and Mina I wasn’t. There back story was so chopped up it was hard to understand why they were even friends. Mina ended up being a self absorbed character. While it’s implied that she grew up in a religious home it’s never really shown with her actions. Other than the times they say she can’t share the secret because her mother is religious. Her mother is a character that has no lines in the book. Leaving to the imagination how religious this woman really is.
the book put so much focus on this “relationship” that Sophie and Mina without really going into depth about it. The mystery didn’t take off, which left me feeling unsatisfied.
The relationship between Trev and Sophie never developed the way I wanted it too.
I understand why the author wrote the book the way she did and that Sophie needed to find herself in this whole mess.
In the end the book fell flat for me. My need for a great mystery wasn’t satisfied and the love story wasn’t developed enough. Sophie still hasn’t worked out her issues and was continuing to bottle everything up.