Enter Laura’s world…
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Lewis Aleman has written a book that by looks, I thought I would breeze through this 268 page book in a few sittings. Once inside the mind of Lewis – I discovered I was wrong and I would be here awhile basking in deep intelligent writing and a read that was a wild – frightening ride into the mind of Lewis’s created character, Laura.
I don’t read much of this genre. It is a stretch for me but it is one I embrace as I like to try new styles of reads and see how they fit. What drew me to this book was the fact that Laura was a mother. She had a family – and that family was taken away. And through this knowledge you enter the mind of a desperate woman.
Detective Anduras and his partner Irene’s arguments provided a lighter side to this read that cold easily have become heavy if not for the inner working of this duo.
A suspenseful read, I found myself caught up in the grief that was Laura – having lost her husband and children to a horrible murder she seeks revenge on those who did it. While a bit graphic at times, I felt Lauras’ heavy grief and maybe part of that is the reason I did not fly through this book. It took time to settle into that grief and follow Laura through a journey that only she could take.
At times the scenes were a bit gory for my taste, but other than that I found the book to be impressively engrossing and intelligently written.
** You may have seen this post at Book Chick City’s Blog where I guest posted for her last week 🙂
I received my copy of this book from author Lewis Aleman