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Frustrated that she was a doormat
on 27 January 2014
This didn't live up to what seemed like a promising story. I liked the missing person part and wanted to know what happened and the quiz thing was a bit different from other chick lits, but too many things about this story annoyed me and I nearly gave up reading quite a few times.
Her becoming the presenter was unrealistic, Luke being on the show was ridiculous, what are the chances and why didn't the papers pick up on the fact they were together and he won, I know they got together after but he was already an ex and the papers would have easily twisted the story anyway. Why did she get so much media attention, she wasn't that known. The baby talk from her sister was irritating, neither sister was that likeable.
Luke should have at least tried to go through the courts, changed the locks and remove her stuff. The fact Laura put up with it and even met her and didn't even mention her destroyed clothes really wound me up. She was such a door mat I ended up not caring what happened after a while because she allowed it to happen.
Then when her husband finally returned it was such an anti climax, I wanted something a bit deeper as to the reason or to get a better sense of his feelings. It was a missed opportunity to an insight into how someone that disappeared might have felt. The whole ending was very rush.
This wasn't a terrible book, but there are better books to read.