Friday, October 14, 2011

The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

3 stars
R- 3
Copy received for review

I really struggled with this one.

For one, I wanted it to be a mystery, because it's Laura Lippman, and so my brain kept trying to pick out the clues, the complications, the plot twists..... and they're not there.  It's much more character-driven, rather than plot-driven.

And the resolution bothered me.  I don't do so well with moral ambiguity... I don't like gray areas.  Compassion I get, forgiveness sure, but the excusal of cruelty, the complete refusal to take any responsibility for one's actions, those I have a hard time with.

Overall, it was interesting, but just didn't quite work for me.  Definitely well-written.

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