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- File Size: 645 KB
- Print Length: 193 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0032Z751C
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Before Her Eyes (Suspense, Thriller) Kindle Edition
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Having read the blurb and several reviews I was looking forward to reading it, unfortunately for me it just didn't live up to expectations, I found the first 75% to be very slow and because of the mixture of first and third person narration rather complicated and long winded, I also found the jumping around in time in the first person parts to be rather distracting. The story did improve in the final 25% and the plot was clarified somewhat, so I am glad that I didn't follow my instincts and give up on the book early on.
Normally when I read a book that I enjoy, I find that I am always looking for opportunities to pick my Kindle up and read a page or so, however with this one, I found that I was having to remind myself that the book needed reading
Ultimately, this just wasn't the book for me.
Before Her Eyes is not a gritty thriller but more of a spiritual one. One that divides its characterisations too thin. Throughout the story the two main characters are laid out to draw sympathy from the reader. One partially succeeds, but is stopped from getting the full emotional buy in that is deserved. This is due to the irritation caused by the other character, who comes over as selfish and whiny. Both characters have had difficult pasts, but self-obsession from one of them makes it hard to care.
The mountain and it's community is only hinted at in this book, but hopefully this is the first in a series which will explore crime in a remote community and the people within it.
A final preference from me would be for the removal of underlining of words throughout the novel. This did not emphasise the importance of a moment in the book but insulted me instead. Each time it was done it I felt like I was being told I was too stupid to notice an important point. I'm hoping this is a formatting glitch as the authors writing is solid and does not need parlour tricks like this.
The characters are all tortured souls, all dealing with their own demons and secret pain, and it makes this book so interesting, and this is aside from the main plot! The main plot is of Dove's friend Fritz, who is shot dead in his own store, and an ex-model from the big city (Tessa) is kidnapped. The story switches between two viewpoints. From following Dove on his determined path to find the killer and rescue the woman, with whom he has a 'feel' for and can sense along his journey, it changes to Tessa's own words as she struggles to find her own path to self-forgiveness, battling her own demons and finding her way home. I could foresee a couple of the story lines, but most of them were well woven and did not give up the secrets till near the end, and the final piece of the puzzle was so well hidden I was shocked!
I don't lie spoiler reviews but I have to say - read this book, it's well worth it, if I could have given it higher than 5, I would have.
Dove is a hero, a tortured bear of a man who was a great character to delve into, and Tessa haunted me after the last page.
I shall be reading more of Forster's work in the near future. A must read for any fans of great thriller writing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written story, didn't expect THAT kind of ending, perfect for holiday, would recommend it to my friends and familyPublished 1 month ago by Alley
As will all of Rebecca Forster suspense, thrillers it did not fail to hold you in suspense.Published 8 months ago by Mrs Margaret Woodward
I would recommend rebecca forster.i really enjoyed reading all her thiller books. Can'put them downPublished 23 months ago by christine b
Am nearly finished reading everything I can find written by Rebecca Forster. Absolutely great. Can't wait for some more. Thanks.Published on 4 Jan. 2014 by sue
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