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I’m not sure what I expected when I started reading this book. I guess I figured it would be a literary legal thriller and I suppose to a certain extent it was. And while everyone was talking about the twist in Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn, they totally overlooked the surprise ending in this book.  I don’t want to say too much, however, if you haven’t read this book yet and don’t want spoilers you should probably stop reading now. Not the book you dolt, this blog. Go finish the book. I’ll still be here.

 

 

 

Alright, now that they have gone, we can carry on.  I went into this book expecting a Grisham type story. I don’t know why I had this predisposition to it, but I did. I was not disappointed. (Secret–I like most Grisham novels).  This story kept having transcripts of a Grand Jury session in it for a crime that you think you know. Except there are little hints sprinkled throughout the narrative that are microscopic at first and then eventually even I had to take notice and finally actually say out loud, “hey! This isn’t what it seems.” Well, it definitely wasn’t what it seemed at all. The characters weren’t always likable but isn’t that the way life is? You realize half-way through that there is something not right about this story and you keep hoping to get the answers to what is wrong. As a parent, I definitely wanted a positive outcome. As I said before, I did not see the ending coming. Even though the author led us there, it wasn’t obvious where he was headed with this story. And I think that’s the part that I liked the most about this book.  I can usually read through the foreshadowing and guess what is going to happen. I hate when I do that. I do it with books, movies and tv shows and it annoys the hell out of those watching with me. I’m the only one who gets annoyed when it happens with books. It did not happen with this book.

 

As the parent of three children, I may have not wanted to see those foreshadowing sentences. While most of read to escape, I often find myself relating to the book in whatever way possible. My next read might be a travel memoir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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