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Like A Charm by Karin Slaughter
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Jun 24, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 12 to 24, 2011

I was looking forward to reading this book because of the style of writing. It is a novel with different authors writing different chapters, and I was interested in seeing how this worked. Karin Slaughter edited the book and also wrote the first and last chapters.

The title, Like a Charm, should have been a hint. It turns out that the tying thread throughout the book and chapters is a charm bracelet. Each chapter relates in some way to a charm found on the same bracelet. The novel spans a period of time in which the bracelet is lost in a cab, found in building rubble, found on the shore, etc.

I thoroughly enjoyed each chapter's story except for the one written by Peter Smith, which seemed less inspired and less of a story. I wonder why it was included in this book which otherwise was really great and creative. An interesting read somewhere between a collection of stories and a true novel.
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