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on October 17, 2011
This book was offered as a one day Kindle special for $1.99, I still feel cheated. (And be aware, mild spoiler alert.)
These are the thinnest of characters, plucky, beautiful heroine, all vulnerable and yet brilliant, like the gem over which she obsesses. Some very strange father issues, ones that take a highly predictable turn in the latter stages. The bad guys are thoroughly bad, with of course the exception of the roguish anti hero, whose redemption is so far fetched that it requires a massive suspension of disbelief, not even taken in for questioning?). The supporting cast are threadbare thin, pompous boss, angry, former military security chief who seems promising, but is confounded at every turn and eventually seems to evaporate, old, but thin, fit and still really quite attractive elederly couple who make coffee and dispense hugs. We have seen these people hundreds of times in books and on TV, rarely in real life.
The sub story of the Hope diamond was like the Lifetime channel dramatised the Wikipedia Hope Diamond entry. The diamond apparently is flawless, the same cannot be said of the story.
Did not realize that it was supposed to be Christian literature, not even sure what that means. It barely counts as literature. This review sounds mean spirited, and it is not meant to be, it is just not a very gripping book in my opinion, I will try this author again, maybe future plots will have a bit more muscle