I found myself skimming, at times, and just reading the dialogue to keep a scene going.
I 've never read a ook where the HERO is TSTL.
Completely pointless and, when resolution came, very anti-climactic.• Okay this one may take the cake: Alex bails on Olivia, without explanation of where he ’ s going or why, for the eekend, and ignores her calls.
There were a lot of head-scratching statements or inconsistencies in the ook.
I ’ m not normally a stickler for them, but it made the book ard to follow and many times I was forced to re-read sections to make sure I hadn ’ t misunderstood. “ Did you find them Dad? " Alexander didn ’ t know why he asked his father that.
He could tell by his expression that he hadn ’ t found them or their car. " No. And it looks like they left in a hurry, so something obviously spooked them. " Thomas put the car in reverse and accelerated toward the freeway, not wanting to tell his wif about the blood he saw in the cafeteria.
You arrive, obviously long enough after them, that they ’ re already gone, and you ’ re hopin to catch up to them on the reeway and “ warn ” them about the scene they just left.
You ’ ve lost me. “ Marilyn, Olivia ’ s father, called earlier this morning and left a message on our machine at the house. ” –Alex ’ s wife to Alex This is a lifelong riend of the family.
You ’ re not going to talk about her the way she would be described in a nove or newspaper article to a nine year old oy.
This is the type of dialogue that totally sterilized the book for me. “ Alexander made his way into the large, airy kitchen to make a quick spring salad. ” Because nothing keeps a six foot five badass going like a spring salad.
( hide spoiler) ] Overall, I think where this book failed me was POV, inconsistent dialect, and way too many lame, unnecessarily drawn out plot lines.
That could have made this whole book rather than dragging out things that should have been put to bed a long time ago ( the letter, Olivia being Olibia, Thomas being Uncle Charles, etc.).