It was quite a ride; there were some snags but over all pretty OK.
Am not as enthusiastic about this as the thriller I read before. More than once, I pIt was quite a ride; there were some snags but over all pretty OK.
Am not as enthusiastic about this as the thriller I read before. More than once, I put the book down without anything serious prompting me to do so. There was a conclusion leap that I didn't buy somewhere in the middle of the story, too. Some editing misses: fragmented sentences, double pronouns and a particularly glaring typo.
I mean, I taught ESL and was generally very lenient with students—I didn't usually fixate on typos or double anything, especially if it seemed like sentences were copy pasted and some words were left forgotten during deletion rounds.
Sad to report that the ones in Ms. Miller's novel were pretty pronounced that they kind of nudged and reminded me I was reading something not ran under a thorough editing process. It did take away some of the enjoyment.
Because I did enjoy the novel. I particularly liked the characters, especially the fact that they were not necessarily the tough, extreme people I saw so much in thrillers. You know the type, people who were tense, rarely smiled, drank coffee by the gallons and never ate, but miraculously kept their intestines intact.
Sasha MacCandles was a coffee drinker but it was quite a natural part of her life. She smiled at people and did extreme things out of necessity, not because she was supposed to be this badass, tough woman. She was, actually, but Miller showed it in her own way, which worked better for me.
The story itself felt a little diluted to me; it could have been made a little more tense because the premise was neat. Miller made it up by sprinkling some relevant info and knowledge, which is one of the reasons I like reading novels like this.
All in all, I recommend it to people who need to read thrillers on a regular basis. I might buy more of Ms. Miller's work but perhaps when they're discounted....more