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5.0 out of 5 stars
Clever plot merging!, 24 Mar 2013
This book has two distinct threads, one following a Montreal mafia family and the other an aid worker in England placing Romanian kids with suitable adoption family. What links these two is the books big secret, and when it does all of Elena's actions and her soul searching makes sense.
Don't see the point is some reviewers commenting before they've even reached the part where the plots merge. Bit like someone commenting on a football match at half-time with the score at 1-0, then the opposing team scores two goals in the second half. Or like reviewing the Sixth Sense before the BIG reveal in the final ten minutes.
In this case the plot merging takes place a lot sooner, about 40% of the way through - but there are a lot of dynamics to carry you through to that stage. The building threat to Georges, the battle for control between the two mob brothers, then the worry of exactly what IS going on with the young girl that Elena has placed with Cameron Ryall? Up to that merging point, this is a solid 3.5 star book. But those final scenes where Elena goes in search of what has evaded her half her life and finds herself in the grip of ruthless Roman Lacaille, a definite five stars!