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Great Characters but not well written
on August 7, 2013
I'm giving this 3 stars only because its a real page turner & has characters that are very likeable. On the minus side, its totally unrealistic. A 23 year old woman is not going to be the manager of a high end department store; especially since at the time the story is set, women weren't managers; it was considered a man's job. And her husband finds her way too fast for the time. Even in the 40's you couldn't find someone so fast; it was really easy to disappear because there were not nationwide databases, not much communication between police departments, etc.
And what really, really annoyed me is that when the author couldn't come up with something for the main character to say, she said "ha hmmm" or something similar. Once or twice would be okay but it happens over & over & really gets on your nerves.
However, the author has a real knack for characters and you really care about them. Its the only reason I finished the book...I LIKED these people and wanted to know what happened to them.