For a murder mystery, this book was rather “meh.” I was excited to read it because the book is set in Sweden, and the author hales from that country. I liked the book for those aspects. But, the mystery was not compelling. Granted, I have not had time to read much in the past two months. Yet, I was surprised that this book did not deliver as a page-turner.
My church’s leadership recommended this book as a way to get back on course. I decided to read it to gain greater understanding about the current concerns our congregation is facing. What I appreciate is that this book reflects what I have long believed to be true.
My grandmother told me often as I was growing up and in my faith to “be God’s person.” This was her daily prayer for her children and grandchildren. Her personal daily prayer was that God would direct her to the person(s) He wanted her to meet that day. She was one of the most gifted evangelists I have had the privilege to know because she looked for opportunities to share her faith in relational, inoffensive ways. This book reflects that ideal. Be God’s person. See opportunities to share faith in personal and tangible ways. That is the way back to living out a credible Christian life.
I read this one for research as I am considering a sequel for my novel, The Forget-Me-Nots. My novel also delves into selective-amnesia, and I wanted to see how Moriarty wrote about this phenomenon. I found the book to be readable and page-turning. I wish I had liked the characters more. But, it is a good pick for a book club. There is definitely much to discuss!