- File Size: 727 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (October 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009M3R9QO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,918 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Place Of Strangers Kindle Edition
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They are reluctant to tell him, though. As a journalist, McCall starts digging to discover his own past and in the process discovers secrets of his parents and the horrors of the extermination of Jews in Nazi Germany.
The story line jumps back and forth between the present and the past, often from one paragraph to the next, with no segue whatsoever. The past is told in present tense, the present is in past tense. Excerpts from documents (such as letters)are given without quotation marks, which adds confusion. The main characters all sound alike and dialogue has no indicators such as 'he said'; they are just one after another. All of this makes the book hard to follow.
The pacing is very slow. The ending was anti-climactic, as far as the solution to both mysteries, with a sudden surprise twist that was annoying, in my opinion.
The author is a good writer, but some may find his style tedious. I did.
Set in England, this is a story about one man's quest to solve the mystery of his origins. Brought up by his step-parents, who were close friends of his dead parents, he has lived the story of his life through their eyes since being a toddler. But now, as an adult, he starts to see the holes in the story of his life begin to unravel. He cannot leave it be and starts investigating the past. His search leads him to WWII and the secrets his step-parents have kept.
Very well written with excellent editing this is a fast paced story that keeps the pages turning. The author has given us believable characters and a well researched plot that draws the reader into the conundrum with style.
Highly recommended for all spy novel lovers and those who are interested in WWII.
Karen Bryant Doering,
Parents' Little Black Book
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