Tuesday, June 14, 2016
This is a dreamy, dark, story woven around a fire on a winter evening of old magic and curses and pain. It is beautifully written - lyrical and sharp at the same time.
When I finished I wanted to start at the beginning again, because I knew I had not paid attention to the right threads in this story! I have a feeling this will be a book you hear more about!
I had this mystery all figured out, from her moms actual killer to the shady figures appearing in the empty embassy down the road. But, I was wrong! I love it when I am wrong! And boy was I wrong!
This story didn't begin or end with this book. This continues on in the next book. But there are details that are cleared up. Grace solves part of the mystery- and realizes she is not all alone. That makes a big change for her!
I liked this- it was a mini Bond-there was spy work, some acrobatics and diplomacy between embassiesand some pretty big twists. I enjoyed this quick read.
|Image from LibraryThing|
When Rachel, the new girl, tries to make friends Hallie one more time and Hallie snubs her- that is the end. Rachel breaks off the hiking group and starts back to the camp . Hallie feels bad and joins her and Jonah, Hallies old friend joins them. It should be an easy walk down the mountain.
Should be., but it isn't. There is a rain storm, a mudslide, and that is all it takes for these three to become hopelessly lost.
So- this is a pretty predictable story. The there have to depend on each other to make it back. There is a bear, some unexpected injuries, no food and a bear. The part that wasn't as predictable was their relatives bishops with God and how that is woven into the story. I appreciated the honesty and the non- preachy attitude. I also liked that it wasn't all tied up neatly at the end. Hallies questions remained.
I would recommend this one. Survival stories are a hit, weave in a love story and a growing friendship and this was really good.