Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Book Review: The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

While on the road to California, I brought along two books. One I got to completely finish and one that I am about halfway through.  The book I finished was a spur of the moment purchase at Target.  I usually like to try to read authors who I have read before or who at least someone has told me writes a good book, especially if I am paying full price as opposed to purchasing used books which is what I typically prefer to do.  This is Heather Gudenkauf's first ever novel and I will for sure add her to my reader list. (That's a list of authors whose books that I like so that I can have a more narrowed search when I go into Half Price books). This is a wonderfully sad story, which does not have the story book happy ending. And I like that. A lot, it is more like real life.  It isn't always sugar plums and puppy dog tails. It starts with two little girls who are assumed to be abucuted and weaves an intricate story of all the players involved weaving them tightly together. The main players have their own thoughts and feelings expressed during chapters with which they are the author. This is a must read for anyone who loves authors like Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Piccoult.

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