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The Lost Daughter by Lucretia Grindle
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did not like it
bookshelves: didn-t-finish-it

This was an irritating book that should've been good.

What destroyed it, for me, was the mix of tenses, for no apparent rhyme or reason: events that were set in the book's "present" were sometimes written in the past tense, yet events set in the characters' past were sometimes written in the present tense.

I'm not a fan of present tense for novels anyway, but if an author is consistent right the way through, I eventually get used to it. The constant switching in this book annoyed me so much I gave up about halfway through.

And it was easy to give up, because I couldn't bring myself to care very much about Angela or her daughter. Not surprising, as we weren't given a chance to get to know them in the present day, before the action really began.

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Started Reading
November 6, 2014 – Finished Reading
November 7, 2014 – Shelved
November 7, 2014 – Shelved as: didn-t-finish-it

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