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The Presence by Heather Graham
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Mar 15, 2010

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Couple things that bothered me about this book. The author mostly wrote the book telling the point of view from the two love interests in this. But a few times the author gave a quick glimpse into the private conversation between a married couple that was part of the group of friends,and the private thoughts of the Scottish cousin to the main character, the weird little old man who lives in a cottage on the property that the castle is on, and the constable. The quick glimpse into these people's thoughts, and conversations gives you as the reader a healthful amount of suspicion and doubt. What bothered me, was including the married couple in all this. In the conversation that they have, it is showing the wife's thoughts and feelings. All the husband says is that the main character that is their long time friend, is dangerous and that they need to do something about her. Then the wife's thoughts are that she is scared of her husband and what he is going to do especially with the tone he was using. The author never explains why that conversation took place. I am positive that the author did it just to lead suspicion and make it more difficult to figure out who the actual murderer is, but it bothered me. There was no real purpose for the conversation. Completely fabricated to throw you off. That really bothers me cause basically it was a lie. If the author wasn't so desperate to throw the reader off she wouldn't in her right mind EVER have included the conversation, because there was absolutely nothing in the book that would make any of the characters think that the main character is dangerous and needed to have something done about her.
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March 15, 2010 – Started Reading
March 15, 2010 – Shelved
March 15, 2010 –
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March 16, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Mhgoblue (new)

Mhgoblue I hate when authors do that. It's a cheap cheat. I feel your pain.

message 2: by Mz. (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mz. Jetson i totally agree. that bothered me very much. i kept reading to see if the author would make some kind of connection, but it never came. i like closure! lol.

Samantha That was the only thing that bothered me with this book too. That one conversation between them did not make much sense. Otherwise I loved the two main characters and the spooky Scottish castle.

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