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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I would only recommend this book to friends who I know would persevere with a confusing plot line. I found the story confusing and felt that the heroine lacked depth so that I wasn't really concerned about what happened to her. That said, I realised that the jumping forward and backward in story lines represented the protagonist's state of mind/flashbacks but I was more irritated than interested. Because I access books almost exclusively via audio, I persevered but didn't enjoy this book as much as the earlier Beautiful Lies and Sliver of Truth.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
The resolution and ending tied everything up neatly, but wasn't really credible and felt that the formula boxes were ticked.
Some of the resolution depended on things which were apparently only in the heroine's mind... really??? Just when I thought the story was acceptably credible it let me down.
What does Elizabeth Kaye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Not enough different characterisation in the voices, sadly.
This book shares a similar style to Unger's Ridley Jones books. It was slightly confusing at times with the non-linear narrative, I think this wouldn't have been the case if it was in print. I did feel the 'is she, isn't she' part at the end went on a little too long. The relationship with her daughter seemed very authentic. Overall entertaining read. I don't know why Bolinda didn't edit the narrator a little better, they are usually very good, could hear a lot of background noise in the pauses which kind of broke the fourth wall for me if you get what I mean. I would recommend the book as light entertainment, Unger's writing has improved since Beautiful Lies and A Sliver of Truth.
Has a twisty plot - keeps you guessing.