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The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
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Jul 10, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: 2017, part-of-a-series

After the suicide of a client, Zee Finch leaves her fiancé and her Boston psychology practice to care for her ailing father in their Salem family home. Very little drama ensues. Really.

Honestly, I didn't see any point in this novel. I didn't particularly like Zee (although I loved the fact that her given name was Hepzibah) or her eventual love interest, Hawk; the emphasis on navigating by the stars was weird and contrived; in fact, the whole of the story felt contrived and weird and and incoherent, like a series of set pieces linked together only because they involved the same characters. Zee traveled some small distance as a character, but in the end I felt she was little different from the wishy-washy human being that began the story.

Sophomore novels are often a let down after brilliant debuts. The Lace Reader was brilliant. This? Not so much.
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Reading Progress

July 10, 2017 – Started Reading
July 10, 2017 – Shelved
July 10, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
July 10, 2017 – Shelved as: part-of-a-series
July 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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