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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
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May 18, 2017

it was ok
Read from May 14 to 18, 2017

I was so drawn to the premise of this book -- a man mourning the loss of the love of his life collects lost objects, hoping to reunite them with their owners, meanwhile writing short stories about each object. So much potential there.

It started off with charm but quickly fell apart into disjointed parallel storylines, with so many plot contrivances I was groaning. Add the ancillary characters who were only there to move the plot and by the time the ghost (yes, ghost) came in I was pretty much done.
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message 1: by Maureen (new)

Maureen And...removed from my list! Great review- sorry it was a stinker.

Alena You k ow I have guilt about dissuading anyone ever, but I think you're ok to skip this one Maureen.

Katherine Campbell couldn't agree with you more. contrived (and trite) were definitely the words I would use!

Alena It's always reassuring to know I'm not alone Katherine.

Christine OMG--My thoughts exactly!

Alena Sorry to hear that Christine, but thanks for the support.

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