Book Review-Sliver-of-Truth

Sliver of Truth

by

Lisa Unger

Sliver of Truth was my third Lisa Unger book.  Had it been my first, it may have been my last.  I listened to Sliver of Truth and found it to be rather tedious, dull and boring.

In Sliver of Truth Ridley Jones discovers her father is not her father.  Instead her Uncle Max is her biological father.  And basically that is the crux of the book; Ridley trying to track down her father who, it appeared, had a questionable past.  She finds herself mixed up with several others who are also trying to locate Max for reasons which may or may not have been explained.

 

I often state the narrator can make or break an audio-book.  In this instance the narrator is Elizabeth Kaye.  Unfortunately Ms Kaye’s narration may have been the primary reason I did not enjoy Sliver of Truth.  Apart from the plot, I found her character voices uninteresting with little or no inflection.

 

Well before half way I was only listening to finish the book and the last hour or so Sliver of Truth had been relegated to back ground noise.  Should I take a short drive, or commence a chapter a few minutes prior to arriving home, I will often replay the previous few minutes next time I am in the car.  Sliver of Truth did not have me reaching for the replay button.

 

The Sliver of Truth Goodreads blurb quotes the Richmond Times-Dispatch as stating the book ‘…will force you to stay up past your bedtime, just as you do with the books of James Patterson and Michael Connelly…’.

Didn’t happen with this reader!!

 

Because I sort of completed the book I will rate Sliver of Truth as a two star audio-book.  It may have been a better ‘read’.

 

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Book Review-Darkness-My-Old-Friend

Darkness, My Old Friend

by

Lisa Unger

Darkness, My Old Friend, features another teenage girl at the centre of the story.  Fifteen year old Willow and her mother have moved to The Hollows.  Willow is short on friends with her best/main/only friend not all that interested in attending school or authority figures.  In fact her bestie’s attitude does not help Willow who is a rebellious teenager wanting to be back home in Manhattan.

The story revolves around solving the disappearance of a local woman, without a trace, nearly twenty years earlier and which has now become a very old case.

Willow; a retired policeman (who is doing odds jobs for neighbours); a women who has acquired physic powers after an accident; some psychological domestic abuse in another family; and a son wanting to know why his mother left him all those years ago gives you an idea of the plot.

As in any good story all character are intertwined with each other’s lives; both then and now.  As usual, I will not give away any more of the plot than I need to.  Darkness, My Old Friend is well worth reading if you enjoy this genre of novels.

I think Darkness My Old Friend just manages a four star rating.

 

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Goodreads readers have rated

Darkness, My Old Friend

an average of 3.69 stars from 4,276 ratings

and 486 reviews

Darkness, My Old Friend

 

can be purchased on-line at

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