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The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan
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Jul 21, 12

Read from July 14 to 21, 2012

Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

I received this free through Basically Book's ARR for a honest review.

So I was up in the air about whether to give this book three or four stars for a few reasons. The beginning of the book was slow paced until about a third of the way in... it continued to be rather slow (but tolerable) until the middle where it really picked up and became much more interesting. Plus I found it very hard to follow along with all the different people involved with the investigation. At some parts I became confused and had to look back to see who each person was. About half way through the book the author starts emailing Maggie biographies of the men involved in the investigation of the plane and the men killed in the crash itself. After she did this all my confusion was cleared up, but I think if she included shorten versions of this in the beginning I would have had an easier time understanding who was who.

On the plus side I found her "unconventional methods" very interesting and Maggie's character was great for the story. I also commend the author for writing something so near and dear to her heart. I myself have been wanting to write about my own grandfather's adventures as a child in WWI/WWII era Italy so I understand how special this is. The fact that the author spent so much time and effort (it show especially with the very long bibliography in the back and all the footnotes) really raised the book in my eyes. Also the epilogue contained a part about the horrors of war and how similar the world today is to the world of 1939. I found this very thought-provoking. Kudos to the author for really making me stop and think.

Overall I thought the book was very interesting but would probably only appeal to people who enjoy learning about new time periods.
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M.C.V. Egan Thanks, I loved your review and thanks for taking the time to read and post!


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