Sunday, May 27, 2012

I'll Walk Alone ...by Susan Cain

This book follows a formula... Everything that can go wrong, goes wrong at the beginning and the opposite happens as the story moves to its ending. And almost every chapter ends with a cliffhanger which makes you stay glued to the novel. It's enjoyable read in the sense that all ends well; everyone likes a happy ending.

The main character, Zan's 3-year-old toddler gets kidnapped. For 2 years her life turns topsy turvy. She buries herself in her work. Her life is a sad one. She lost her parents and then got divorced from the guy who helped her piece together her life. She didn't know she was pregnant when she left him. But they ended their marriage on good terms, at least that's what appeared on the surface.

Her nightmare begins after meeting Ted, her ex, to remember Matthew's 5th birthday. Soon after that everything unravels. A photo which showed that she kidnapped her own son, suspicious transactions on her credit card and business, an arrest warrant, an attempted murder on a priest who heard a confession of a murder to be; everything that could go wrong with her.

And then just as things started to be real bad, events started turning around. Everything that went wrong at the beginning of the story began to right itself. That's why I felt the book was rather formulaic; predictable. This is the sort of entertaining light reading that's entertaining but not the sort that you'll want to read too many of.

Book 11.

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