Reading the first two thirds of this book was like slogging through snow up to your knees: tiring and tedious. Okay, we get it! The heroine was raped and totally traumatized.
Somehow, however, it just didn't ring true. This was a capable, trained investigator, and she totally fell apart after the event?
Thankfully, the book somewhat redeemed itself towards the end...when something actually happened!
This was another good book by Joy Fielding. The ending was unexpected.
At 369 pages, this book was 300 pages too long. Lots of repetition, unlikeable characters, and unbelievable scenarios. Rather than torture myself unnecessarily, after reading a third of the book I checked the end to find out 'whodunit', and that was the end of my relationship with this book. Very disappointing.
Tedious. Too long. Profanity from young girl. Skipped to ending to avoid more duplication of main character's
"thoughts". Surprise ending.
Good, and I think, realistic book about the consequences of rape. Bailey Carpenter, raped while on the job as an investigator, struggles with sleeping, feeling clean and being around men. Slowly, however she begins to recover as she tries to take more control of her life and of the investigation. I also like the reactions of those around her, heartfelt sympathy, the patience of the police, the help of her therapist. No tells her to "snap out of it". But who could it be? A former boyfriend, a stranger, someone she has investigated, the man in the apt across the street, and what's the connection with a pending lawsuit involving an inheritance? As Bailey gets back to living her life, she finds out who her real supporters are.
Loved this book. Well written, fast paced.
I was disappointed with this
book. I read some of her previous books which I thought were quite good.
I didn't like the main character
and I thought the rear view
window drama was boring.
Excellent as always. Couldn't put it down.
Messed-up family, creepy stalker...and then a powerfully written story about the impact of a horrible crime....saying no more, but every woman needs to read this for that alone. Fielding is on her game.
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