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The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy
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it was amazing
bookshelves: book-group-worthy

4.5 stars

The publisher is promoting this book set in Wales and England as "Atonement-esque" (Ian McEwan) and I have to agree, although I liked this much better. The plot is intriguing and it has a well-drawn cast of interesting--if somewhat unlikeable—characters. In addition the writing is lush and gorgeous, and those of you who know me are aware I tend to read more for plot and characterization than language, but I was surprised to find myself re-reading passages because they were so beautifully phrased. The lack of 1/2 star is because I was anticipating the denouement would be a bigger surprise but that's a minor quibble and I was happy with the ending.

I recommend this to anyone who loves gorgeous writing and a compelling plot with a gothic tinge. Book groups will find much to discuss in this multi-layered story.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for proving the print galley. Also available as an e-galley on Edelweiss.
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Reading Progress

August 22, 2012 – Started Reading
August 22, 2012 – Shelved
August 26, 2012 –
August 26, 2012 – Shelved as: book-group-worthy
August 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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