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Has Great Potential but does not fulfill
on August 28, 2012
The premise behind the book is a great one and has the potential to be a great story. However the novel does not live up to its potential. There are lots of contradictions in setting and tone as well as POV. First the characters are supposedly in USA but yet they use kilometers to measure their speed when driving and use distinctly British phrases. Then the attitude of the law enforcement to just beat up a witness in a crime without a lawyer present makes the story become too unbelievable for me. Also it is written like reading a grocery list. "..walked across the room. It took six steps. Sat down at the table. The table wobbled. The left leg was slightly two inches shorter.." The entire book is written in this tone which makes it very hard to get through. I wanted to like the story and if it had a bit of polishing to it, then it has the potential to be a great story, but in its current state, it falls way short for me.