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I don't normally buy books by celebrities!
on 13 April 2014
Other than biographies I never buy fiction written by celebrities who are trading on their fame in other areas. Sue Cook's book is a welcome exception. Sue, of course, is not an actress although she's spent a great part of her working career in front of the cameras as a journalist. Her sharp observation of human traits and foibles, together with her ability to tell a story that grabs and holds the reader must come from her journalistic experience and I found the story and subplots in Force of Nature enthralling. I won't say I couldn't put it down, because I did, while reading it on holiday, but between readings I found myself wondering what I would did given the same set of circumstances as the main protagonist..... (teaser alert!) would I go out of my way to find out the identity and whereabouts of a child I'd fathered through IVF, given an inadvertant hint. If I did, what would it do to my family.
This isn't a detective or adventure story, although there are elements of both in the book. This is a highly perceptive psychological story told by someone who obviously understands people and what motivates them.
To cap it all, it's very well written which certainly helps!