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Absorbing & compelling
on 31 December 2010
This tale of a four old girl, her parents and her 'babysitter' draws you through a riveting sequence of events and takes you on a compelling rollercoaster ride. The principal characters are developed well as the story unfolds and it very quickly becomes a gripping read.
After a few chapters, I did a complete double take as it transferred to what appeared to be an entirely different story, this time about a rogue military operation. The two stories are then skilfully brought together becoming an absorbing storyline. It really was a page turner that had me completely engrossed. I don't want to go into any detail of the plot as it will spoil the enjoyment of other readers.
A short quote from the book really does sum it up for me:
'all great stories begin with a bad beginning, before the characters rise from ashes - overcome great odds, endure great tragedy. All leading towards a mercurial rise toward a triumphant end.'
The only exception was it did not have a bad beginning!
I had never come across this author before and later discovered this is the first book he has had published.
I'll certainly look forward to enjoying more of his work in the future.
Try it - you won't regret it!
EDIT, 5th January 2011: - correction to apostrophe (Thank you to reviewer who noticed this error - see comments).