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Julia Phillips That is super, super kind to say – thank you. Both research and personal experience went into this book: I studied Russian for a long time and lived…moreThat is super, super kind to say – thank you. Both research and personal experience went into this book: I studied Russian for a long time and lived for about two years in Russia.(less)
This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Did anyone else think that Yegor was checking out Lada as his next potential kidnap victim? He made a creepy comment to her about how small she is at the party where she was wearing only a swim suit. Gave me the chills as I already figured out he was the kidnapper by then... (hide spoiler)]
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[ That's how I read it! I noted she felt sympathetic towards him, which is how he lured the girls in as well (just in a different manner).…more That's how I read it! I noted she felt sympathetic towards him, which is how he lured the girls in as well (just in a different manner). (less) (hide spoiler)]
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LOVED this book, couldn't put it down. Amazing debut by Julia, can't wait to see what she writes next. This had me slightly obsessed with Kamchatka and Russia (an area I don't know a lot about) and was wondering if anyone could recommend some other good reads set in that area?
What did everyone think of the ending? I was totally shocked that the girls were found. It seemed like a book that would have a more ambiguous ending. Despite the implausibility (Marina herself talks about how low the odds are of finding a missing child), I thought it was completely satisfying.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found the setting particularly intriguing as I knew nothing about this part of Russia and the interaactions between the indigenous people and the Russians added another level of interest. I would very much like to read another of your books. You said that you were working on something else. Will it be set in the same part of the world?