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The Opposite of Amber Paperback – 18 Apr 2011
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Praise for The Opposite of Amber:
'It's beautifully written, tense and absorbing, and we can't recommend it highly enough' (The Bookbag)
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I found that pace-wise there was a distinction between a slower, beautifully-written first half, in which I got to know and love the main characters. All the characters were incredibly well-done - individual and unique and intensely human. The language as well was very evocative; there were a couple of passages on particular that made me fill up. In the second half the pace really picks up. It reminded me of a roller coaster where you are almost lulled into a false sense of security when the coach trundles along leisurely then dives at top speed making your stomach leap. My heart was actually racing when I finished the book, with a few scenes I never saw coming.
Very highly recommended.
At this point I couldn't put the book down. I was engrossed with how the characters developed and changed and what this meant for the different relationships that were presented.
There are some dark themes explored in this novel; I did actually forget there was a murder mystery at the heart of the story as the characters were so interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns that this plot aspect took. I didn't guess what was going on at all (as I had forgotten I was supposed to be working out who the murderer is!)
Overall, the rest of the book did make up for the very slow start.