Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Lace Reader

LibraryThing book review...
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

This is the story of Sophya "Towner" Whitney, a member of a family of women who see the future in lace they make. She has had a very hard life, filled with pain and breakdowns leading to hospital stays. She left Salem, Massachusetts when her twin committed suicide. She comes home when her Aunt Eva, who raised her, is missing and is later found mysteriously drowned. She tries to discover what happened to her beloved Aunt with the help of local cop, John Rafferty.

This is a fascinating, complicated, and confusing book. I enjoyed the story and I especially enjoyed Towner and felt her journey deeply. I did not enjoy the point of view changes throughout the book, I found it rather confusing. There are also a lot of twists throughout the book which can also be intriguing, but confusing. This is a fascinating read, but one you will need and want to read again.

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