Heather Anderson's Reviews > The Orphans
Heather Anderson's review
Jun 15, 2017
I really enjoyed reading this book. Not only was it well-plotted and deep, it was also realistic and believable, which is perhaps why some elements of the narrative make for tough reading. Ro as a character is so multifaceted, so intricate, that the narration when in his POV, manages to evoke not only horror but sympathy simultaneously. Not to mention, the glimpses inside his mind are just fascinating! Unlike a lot of thrillers, this novel doesn't utilise any major twists or surprises which I think Neary uses to her advantage. The Orphans doesn't rely on cheap thrills or shock endings to entice the reader and instead relies on the basics of story-telling - intricate characterisation, beautiful writing and a focus on human experiences and emotions.
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June 13, 2017 – Started Reading
June 13, 2017 – Shelved
June 15, 2017 – Finished Reading