The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy
Just plain bizarre is about the best I can offer for an overview of this book. The character development is fairly well done but that is about the end of the good points of the book.
The storyline is generally okay, and the characters are brought together in an interesting way but the author never really drew me in and captured my attention. It certainly was not a page turner and was a hard book to get through - which for me is unusual as I can generally devour a fiction book, even a mediocre one. However, I am kind of kicking myself that I actually finished this one. There were some bizarre things throughout the book, but nothing really unreasonable. But then the ending went so far off the deep end that I am not even sure how the author got there. I had to reread some of it to try to figure out if I missed a page or something to explain how a reasonable storyline suddenly went - well, I really don't know where it went!
Fiction is a broad description and can include many varying levels of writing, but you generally can follow the logic and you can usually place a book into a specific fiction genre. Not this book - it had elements of a mystery bordering on a supernatural mystery, but then it seemed it would take a turn to be a romantic love story, or even a tragic love story. But with the strange writing at the end I have no idea what category to even put it in - like I said, just plain bizarre. Not recommended at all!
Disclosure: Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program.