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The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones
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Apr 28, 2010

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Read on April 28, 2010

Truly enjoyed this book, though towards the end I felt the suspense loosening--basically, I'd guessed who the real killer was way before it would have been necessary to guess, if author had only made a better job of sustaining suspense in regards to that character's (don't want to create plot-spoilers) whereabouts. The ending, therefore, though compelling wasn't exactly surprising. The best bit I got from the novel is the sense that in reality the protagonist is not so much strange or disturbed as terribly hurt, by her mother, her mother's early rejection, her role in a clearly dysfunctional family, her conviction that corpses 'follow' her and that she is always to blame. Lucy is, in effect, a psychological orphan, so how the author finally ties up the loose ends of her story arc did make sense to me, in a positive way.

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04/28/2010 page 219
97.77% "book arrived last nite & can't stop reading--so far, incredible"

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