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Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson
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it was ok

I usually like Robinson's books, but this one I really had to make myself finish it. I should have checked the book description a little more closely, and maybe some of the reviewers about what this particular book was about because it was about something I really am not comfortable reading about. I am not crazy about reading about child abuse, in this case the murder of a young 16-year-old because of an older guy's obsession with her. It's one thing if the author mentions it in passing, but it is something else if they go into it in deep detail, which Robinson did. I'm sure other reviewers will disagree with me on this, and that's fine...I just won't read Robinson for a while because of this.

The other reason I wasn't crazy about this book, is I got to the end of the book, and there was no closure to several threads in the story. Robinson didn't explain how the man who murder original girl did the job, nor how he murdered the second girl. He didn't explain how the evidence from the man who was originally blamed for the crimes ended up being at the crime scenes. There were so many questions left at the end it was very unsatisfactory...
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January 4, 2013 – Started Reading
January 4, 2013 – Shelved
January 27, 2013 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda Great review! I agree with your feeling about the ending. While I personally liked the book (despite it being about horrible subject), I thought the ending was incredibly abrupt. It was a little disappointing.

I see your wrote your review years ago, but I'd still like to suggest that you put a "spoiler alert" caution at the beginning since you discuss many details that could ruin the plot for others. Just my two cents. Cheers!

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