Alona reads

99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter

This book was chosen by one of my friends in my book group.  It is described as a psychological thriller which is just the type of fiction I enjoy.  The book is about two girls who go missing, decades apart.  This initially put me off.  Since becoming a mother, I find this subject quite disturbing and try to avoid anything to do with bad things happening to children.  However, I always try to do my homework so I gave it a go.

I was drawn into the story from the beginning and I seemed to be moving through the book quite quickly.  Overall I enjoyed reading and it mostly kept my interest.  I did expect a bit more from this book as I managed to guess the plot twist by about half way through the book.  It’s not the worst book I’ve read this year but it won’t be going into my top five either. I’ll give it 3 out of 5.

Please pass on your book recommendations.

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