Jan 05, 12
Read on January 05, 2012
This is the problem I have with series. The repetition of what happens in the first or previous book, the replay of each character's personality. It becomes annoying after a while. Why does all the information have to be repeated all over again? If someone wants to start with the second, third, etc book, then that's the risk that person runs of not having a full understanding of the storyline. However, for those of us who choose to start series from the beginning, I don't want to have to have it explained to me all over again in the second book what happened in the first. This made it very hard for me to focus on this story line and enjoy it all on its own. Instead, I found myself picking it apart. My mind began to drift and think that if I actually met the main character in real life, I probably wouldn't particularly like her too much. This in turn made me start feeling like the author was trying to make the reader admire what a strong woman Kate Burkholder was, how vehemently she felt for the victims, how human she was... It started becoming more of a chore to finish reading this book. The plot seemed too way-out for me to actually buy into. Snuff films/Amish girls. Come on. The love story between Kate and Tomasetti never really plays out and never really explains where it has gone between book one and two or where it's going to go. I don't know if that's to play it out into the next book, but it never really makes me believe what bond these two have besides the fact that both have gone through some horrific pasts. I don't think I will be reading the third book in the series.