I read a lot about this book: reviews seemed to be everywhere and it has been a best seller in several lists. Not sure it lives up to the Observer’s accolade of ‘thriller of the year’ but it has a good opening, keeps switching between different perspectives (and does this well) and kept my interest in the plot even when the usual key point in a crime thriller had been thoroughly dissected and was in the past.
Flynn’s style is easy to read, she draws authentic characters -I thought the twin thing was weak but I liked the two sides of every story aspect. That reminded me of Carole Shields’ Happenstance –different genre but similar structure.and a way to keep the reader interested. A good book when the flight screen at the airport has news of further and further delays to your flight, and its late, and you're’ very tired, and you can’t even be bothered to .have another cup of coffee.
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