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The Lost Daughter by Lucretia Grindle
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really liked it

This story, set in Florence, Italy, immediately commands attention. A young teenage American girl appears to have gone away willingly with a smooth Italian middle aged Lothario but doesn't turn up for her birthday party. A hunt begins but it seems the 'Lothario' is a lot more dangerous and calculating than the police supposed and the girl is bait to hook a bigger fish. This is dramatic love story as well as a thriller. Grindle's writing is beautiful and has a cinematic quality and some really great passages of prose. But somehow, I feel she is writing, if that makes sense. There is a self-consciousness about her style as if she was fresh from a creative writing school. However, if she is, she's learned her lessons well. A very enjoyable, long, satisfying book.
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February 20, 2012 – Finished Reading
February 21, 2012 – Shelved

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