Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Fragile by Lisa Unger
This is all turned on end when Charlene, Ricky's girlfriend disappears. Rumours swirl that she has run away to New York City as she has often threatened to do. A Facebook message that she posts supports that claim; but Ricky feels that it wasn't written by Charlene.
While investigating this case, Jones has to face a looming ghost from his past which draws him back together with a number of his high school confidants.
I found this a well constructed mystery that kept me from figuring out 'who done it'. Unfortunately I didn't connect with any of the main characters. They seemed too flat, without enough depth. Several of them wanted to escape their small town where everyone knew everyone else, yet those that did manage to leave were all easily pulled back. Didn't they develop any roots in their life when they were outside of The Hollows.
When I read a book like this I want it to grab me and keep me reading till the wee hours of the morning. This one I was able to put down and leave with only forty pages to go. It's an okay read, but not what I was expecting or hoping for.
Author Lisa Unger's website.
This was a library copy.