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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing to say the least, 29 Mar 2009
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As usual with Douglas Kennedy's books I was so looking forward to Leaving the World. I have to agree with the other reviewers comment that the first 200 pages are a bit slow, but also have to state if the book had not been by Kennedy I would have given up by page 100. Agreeably it did pick up pace in the second section, but I found the storyline when Jane moved to Canada and suddenly became involved with finding the missing girl totally unbelievable - I know the book is a work of fiction but please give me a break!

I fear Douglas Kennedy has become a victim of his own success following the brilliant story lines in Pursuit of Happiness; A Special Relationship; The Job and The Big Picture. His subsequent books all lack the same spark and seem to be written to please publisher's deadlines rather than entertain the reader. I will continue to read any future offerings in the hope that he can recapture that old magic, but Douglas Kennedy is no longer top of my favourite author list.
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