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5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner, April 7, 2000
This review is from: You Come When I Call You (Mass Market Paperback)
This book grabbed me from page one and wouldn't let go. My only complaint was that I wasn't on vacation when I read this (well, okay, I wanted it to be longer too). I was immediately swept away by the characters and their situations. The settings--switching from 1980 to the present and back and forth again over the course of the narrative--didn't bog the reading experience down the way I thought it would. It only served to keep me interested in reading further. For example: finding out more about Wendy. Clegg does a fine job of teasing you with this character, making you want to know about her and then the setting shifts and you are back in the present and you are hearing things about her in the past tense from other characters. This all continues to build until the climax, which was extremely satisfying for me as a reader. I've read elsewhere that Clegg indicated he had cut two hundred pages or so from this final version; personally, I wouldn't have minded if this wasn't cut because I was really into the characters and the story so much. Maybe some time down the line their will be the "definitive edition".
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