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I haven't done much since S.D. Perry's The Summer Man arrived on my Kindle except read it. I'm an exceedingly picky reader, and in my opinion Ms. Perry doesn't put a foot wrong here from beginning to end. Her prose is superb, her plotting sure, and she handles a varied and utterly believable cast of characters deftly and skillfully while telling a gripping story that's well worth your time, money, and attention. I really hope I don't have long to wait for her next book.
Anyway, on with this new book of hers, I thought the story was very entertaining, certainly did not want to put the book down. I read it in between two days worth of busy work and was enjoying it (and that mention or reference on Carl Jung and his concepts of archetypes was great for me!). One thing that Perry does very well in all her novels, this one no exception, is that she's able to have a slew of characters in one story, but still manage to give you as much background or emotion as she can fit to each individual, which helps to give you empathy or other emotions once some thing (good or bad) happens to that character. Love them or hate them, these characters felt real. I especially felt this way about the main character Amanda and her somewhat gradual growth from a pot-smoking vagabond sex freak girl to a more (slightly more) responsible and quick-under-pressure woman. You feel the characters' mood shifts, ups, lows, and so on, and I liked that.
The story did move along slow in the beginning but because of so many characters. Some time had to be spent molding these individuals, otherwise you wouldn't have given a care about them, and so I had no problem in the speed of the novel there quite frankly.Read more ›
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This turned out to be one of those books that you really wanted to finish but when I got to the end, I kept looking back to make sure I hadn't missed any pages. It just flopped!Published 3 months ago by Patrice Nelson
Good story. I enjoyed it. My first S. D. Perry book but I'll look for more of Perry's books.Published 9 months ago by rachel p canan
I did not enjoy this book and feel it was not worth the money I spent on it. There was way too much violence and it was just goory.Published 10 months ago by Brenda Roller
The writer knows how to tell a story. The storyteller took the reader on the best roller coaster, making us not know what was going to happen next. Read morePublished 16 months ago by ruby payne
A great read, with very relatable characters and an intriguing storyline that kept me hooked.Published 18 months ago by RachelP
I love all the kindle books, I read nightly and enjoy a quick escape. Thank you for getting me back into books! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Riverstone G.
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