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Breaking The Silence
on 21 June 2012
I'm a bit surprised by so many 5 star ratings of this book. I thought it was just ok. Very readable and easy to storm through but with quite a few problems.
Firstly, the story, which could have been fantastic, bordered on ridiculous at times...it was that far fetched. It seemed to be told with very little detail so believing and caring in events was difficult. It was also predictable, I guessed how it would end very early on. Finally, the main character Laura is incredibly sappy and irritating, is easily pushed around, and indecisive. Yet it seems at odds with the authors description of her life and career. Very contradictory.
I was disappointed with this book, especially after enjoying The Lost Daughter so much. It's a shame, because what could have been a fascinating story ended up ruined by vague, jumpy story telling and weak characters.