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Wreckage Paperback – March 1, 2015
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About the Author
Emily Bleeker is a former educator who discovered her passion for writing after introducing a writer’s workshop to her students. She soon found a whole world of characters and stories living inside of her mind. It took a battle with a rare form of cancer to give her the courage to share that amazing world with others. Emily lives in suburban Chicago with her husband and four kids. Between writing and being a mom, she attempts to learn guitar, sings along to the radio (loudly), and embraces her newfound addiction to running. Connect with her or request a Skype visit with your book club at emilybleeker.wordpress.com.
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...except I figured out the Big, Dark, Terrible Secret almost immediately. And it really wasn't that Big and Dark and Terrible. In fact, it was really not Big and Dark and Terrible at all, and it certainly did not necessitate all the guilt and lies and deception these people went through. That's actually why I kept reading- I just couldn't believe that *that* was what all the fuss was about. Surely, the Big Reveal couldn't possibly be so predictable and underwhelming, right? There *must* be something else coming, something bigger and darker and genuinely shocking that would justify all the lies and deceit. But there wasn't. Just this completely foreseeable and boring "twist," that did not justify all the effort the characters went to in order to conceal it. Seriously, there was NO REASON- none whatsoever- to freak out and create a ridiculous cover story and make a pact to Never Speak of It Again. And the ending- oh my word, do not get me started on the ending. It was one of the stupidest endings I have ever read- completely unbelievable and so artificially sweet I'm pretty sure it could cause cancer in lab animals. Combine that with lackluster writing and insipid dialogue and the whole thing read like a bad Lifetime movie that I'm still mad at myself for wasting my time on.
However, without giving away the enjoyment of the book, I would put this novel in that category of fiction involving protagonists that aren't fully trustworthy, or that you don't fully understand. (I'm thinking of "Gone Girl" and "Atonement.") "Wreckage" has different sorts of plot twists, but if you liked those books, I'm confident that you'll get sucked into this book, too.
Beyond the plot, I thought the author was an excellent writer. She strikes a really nice balance in using vivid language, and just the right amount of detail. This book was really a joy to read. I will definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.
which I enjoyed very much. This is a quick, enjoyable read. I wouldn't really call it a mystery,
not in the normal sense, nor a thriller. It was interesting. Another take on the marooned on a
deserted island scenerio. There were moments where you really wanted to keep reading
to see what would happen next. Bleeker goes back and forth between present time and
looking back at memories. There's no point in getting into the plot, or story line, because the
decription and other reviewers have. Some reviewers are very critical because they didn't like
the ending or, maybe, it was the behavior of the characters they couldn't relate to.
However, different people react differently to traumatic experiences and some allowance needs
to be made for that. Perhaps the near "forever" loss of a loved one makes some people a little
more empathetic and understanding. I agree the secret didn't really need to be kept--but, once
again, different people .... Isn't that what makes life, and reading novels, interesting? The world
isn't black and white; we are different and there really are shades of gray. This isn't an expensive
book- especially for all the kindle readers. I don't regret spending the money for the paperack
nor the time I devoted to reading it. Maybe a 3.75 stars rating is more appropriate but..given
whole numbers, I rounded up.
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